Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Privacy Officer
Matthew Zinn is 8x8’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Privacy Officer, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s global legal, regulatory, privacy, and compliance efforts, as well as serving as the corporate secretary. Zinn’s deep business experience in the areas of communications, technology, and intellectual property give him the ability to anticipate legal and regulatory challenges, and position 8x8 to effectively manage those challenges and achieve bottom-line results. Zinn previously served as General Counsel and Secretary at Jaunt, Inc., a leader in producing and distributing immersive virtual and augmented reality content. Prior to Jaunt, he spent 16 years as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer for TiVo Inc., the digital video recording pioneer. The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Business Journal recognized Zinn as the Judge’s Choice for the Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel in 2014, and he was awarded Dealmaker of the Year by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel in both 2012 and 2013 for negotiating a series of litigation settlements as part of a patent enforcement program that resulted in a total of more than $1.6 billion in guaranteed payments for TiVo.
Previously, Zinn held senior legal positions at MediaOne Group Inc., Continental Cablevision, and the law firms of Cole, Raywid & Braverman and Fisher, Wayland, Cooper & Leader. Zinn holds a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center and a B.A. in political science from the University of Vermont. He serves on the Board of Directors for KQED Inc., a nonprofit media corporation in the San Francisco Bay Area.