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Vonage Holdings Corp (VG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Citron

47 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Pearson

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Antoine Jamous

37 2016 President, Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform

Susan Quackenbush

53 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

David Levi

57 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Valerie Kahn

60 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Kenneth McMahon

41 2018 Senior Vice President - Client Operations

Jay Patel

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Product

Sagi Dudai

44 Chief Technology Officer

Johan Hybinette

55 2017 Chief Information Security Officer

Lewis Black

52 2016 General Manager - CPaaS Business

Omar Javaid

46 2015 Chief Product Officer

Vinod Lala

49 Chief Strategy Officer

Randy Rutherford

44 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Kenneth Wyatt

49 2017 Chief Revenue Officer

John Roberts

73 2015 Lead Independent Director

Alan Masarek

57 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Hamid Akhavan

57 2016 Director

Naveen Chopra

44 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

53 2013 Independent Director

Carolyn Katz

56 2014 Independent Director

Gary Steele

55 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Citron

Mr. Jeffrey A. Citron is Independent Chairman of the Board of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Citron has been the Chairman of our board of directors since January 2001. Mr. Citron was also our Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 through February 2006. He served as our Chief Strategist from February 2006 to July 2008 and assumed the additional role of Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2007, upon the resignation of Vonage's prior Chief Executive Officer, until July 2008. In 1995, Mr. Citron founded The Island ECN, a computerized trading system designed to automate the order execution process. Mr. Citron became the Chairman and CEO of Datek Online Holdings Corp., an online trading firm, in February 1998 and departed The Island ECN and Datek Online Holdings Corp. in October 1999.

David Pearson

Mr. David T. Pearson is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective May 1, 2013. Mr. Pearson joined us as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective May 1, 2013, and is responsible for all finance and treasury functions. Mr. Pearson joined the company from Deutsche Bank Securities, where he spent over nine years as a Managing Director and was Global Media & Telecom Group Head. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for nine years, in his final position as Managing Director in the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. While at Goldman, he focused on advising major telecommunications and wireless providers and also advised on cable, broadcasting and technology transactions. Mr. Pearson started his career as a consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, where he worked on strategy, business process re-engineering and emerging market privatization projects, all within the global telecommunications industry.

Antoine Jamous

Mr. Antoine Jamous is President, Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform of the Company. Mr. Jamous, He is President of Nexmo, a Vonage Company. Antoine joined Vonage as part of Vonage’s acquisition of Nexmo, Inc. in June 2016. The co-founder and former CEO of Nexmo, Mr. Jamous has more than 14 years of experience in building high growth technology businesses with a focus on cloud communications and mobile. Prior to founding Nexmo, he held commercial positions in sales and business development at mBlox, a global messaging provider, where he focused on messaging and mobile payments.

Susan Quackenbush

Ms. Susan L. Quackenbush is Chief Human Resource Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Ms. Quackenbush has over 25 years of experience, spending 18 years in human resources and eight years in corporate finance. She joined Vonage from Presidio, Inc., where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer from 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Quackenbush was Vice President of Human Resources at DMG Information & Events. Earlier, she was Head of Human Resources, Global Banking & Financial Markets, for BT (British Telecommunications). Ms. Quackenbush has also held executive roles at Thomson Reuters, R.H. Donnelley, Honeywell and Ford Motor Company.

David Levi

Mr. David Levi is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of the Company, effective April 26, 2017. Mr. Levi joined us in April 2017 as Senior Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Levi has more than 20 years of experience leading global finance teams across numerous companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), The New York Times and Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Vonage, Mr. Levi was Executive Director - Global Financial Compliance and Controls, and US Controller at BMS, January 2005 to April 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Levi served in senior Finance positions at other companies as Controller, Financial Reporting Director and as an audit manger at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Valerie Kahn

Ms. Valerie Kahn is the Senior Vice President - Business Development of the company. Ms. Kahn joined us in May 2014 to lead our business development organization. Ms. Kahn has over 25 years of business development, operating, technology and marketing experience helping to build some of the world’s most successful businesses. From 2013 through 2015, Ms. Kahn was a director at Google where she fostered alliances, as well as expanded the strategic partner network within the tech sector. Prior to that, Ms. Kahn was managing partner at 151 Ventures, LLC. a leading advisory and consulting firm that helps mobile, wireless, and web-based software and technology companies build and execute strategies to drive revenue growth.

Kenneth McMahon

Mr. Kenneth McMahon is Senior Vice President - Client Operations of the Company. Mr. McMahon has spent over 20 years leading various aspects of the end-to-end customer experience including service delivery, repair and care, national operations and sales. Prior to Vonage, from November 201 through February 2018, Mr McMahon was Vice President, Enterprise Sales at CenturyLink. Prior to that he also held several other senior-level roles where he had P&L responsibilities and led large organizations encompassing sales, field operations, and capital investment among others. Prior to that, Mr. McMahon was a Director of Sales Support at EMBARQ, a large independent local exchange carrier acquired by CenturyLink in 2009. He also held several roles managing customer care, support services and business transformation for Sprint.

Jay Patel

Mr. Jay Patel is the Senior Vice President - Product of the company. Mr. Patel joined us in April 2016 to lead the Vonage Business product strategies and roadmap. Mr Patel has more than 20 years of experience in technology planning, leading development and implementation of product strategy. From 2014 through 2016, Mr. Patel was Vice President of Engineering at Motorola where he lead component development engineering teams and Developed technology roadmap definition, component design, and integration into smartphone and wearable products categories. Prior to that, Mr. Patel was Vice President of Strategy and Competitive Intelligence at Motorola beginning in 2011 where lead strategic analysis of new market opportunities, competitive dynamics, and market forecasts.

Sagi Dudai

Mr. Sagi Dudai is the Chief Technology Officer of the company. Mr. Dudai joined us in May 2012 and serves as our Senior Vice President of Software Engineering. Prior to joining Vonage, Mr. Dudai held engineering leadership roles at various technology companies and positioned three startups -- Mercury Interactive, TelMap & fring -- for acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, Intel and GenBand. Earlier, Mr. Dudai also worked on a number of classified software and hardware engineering projects for Israeli intelligence.

Johan Hybinette

Mr. Johan Hybinette is the Chief Information Security Officer of the company. Mr. Hybinette has more than two decades of experience in information technology. Prior to joining Vonage, Mr.Hybinette served as CISO at Hosting.com, a major international managed cloud provider, where he managed the company’s vast portfolio of compliance certifications and led the organization’s risk and compliance transformation to improve overall efficiency and communications. Prior to Hosting.com in June 2014, Johan held both Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles at Schryver Medical, Inc. beginning in October 2009 Mr. Hybinette has also served in various security and technology leadership roles in the healthcare, data and information security services industries.

Lewis Black

Mr. Lewis Black is the General Manager - CPaaS Business of the company. Mr. Black joined us as part of our acquisition of Nexmo in June 2016 and serves as General Manager for Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. Mr. Black brings more than 20 years of executive experience in the communications technology space with expertise in communications services, networking, communication hardware, enterprise software, cloud and SaaS businesses. Lewis has a broad based background in finance and operations and has extensive experience in building and scaling businesses globally. Mr. Black joined Nexmo in 2015. Prior to Nexmo, Mr. Black was VP of Finance and Operations for Citrix Systems, Enterprise and Service provider Division responsible for driving strategy and portfolio investment decisions across the Division while optimizing operational execution and performance as a member of the executive team. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Black held various finance and operational leadership roles in AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya Communications, among others.

Omar Javaid

Mr. Omar Muhammad Javaid is Chief Product Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Javaid has more than 20 years of experience creating award-winning products in the technology industry with a focus on telecommunications, media and web product development. He joined Vonage from Rovi Corporation, a cloud-based entertainment discovery company, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Discovery and Cloud Platforms since June 2014. Prior to Rovi, Mr. Javaid held positions as Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Mobility, and Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Hewlett-Packard. He has also held executive positions at Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm, Inc. An entrepreneur, Mr. Javaid founded and led two successful technology startups.

Vinod Lala

Mr. Vinod Lala is the Chief Strategy Officer of the company. Mr. Lala joined us in May 2014 to lead corporate strategy and development, leveraging his cloud technology, corporate investment and strategic advisory experience. Prior to Vonage, Mr. Lala was at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a Managing Director and led principal investments and mergers & acquisitions in cloud technology and communications. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2011, Mr. Lala was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on cloud communications services and technology, and counseled global businesses and their boards on corporate strategy and deal execution.

Randy Rutherford

Mr. Randy Rutherford is Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Rutherford has been our Chief Legal Officer since December 2016. Mr. Rutherford joined us in November 2011 as Vice President, Law, and served as Vice President, Law and Deputy General Counsel beginning in October 2015. Previously, Mr. Rutherford was a partner at Day Pitney LLP from January 2009 through November 2011 and has 20 years of experience advising senior management and boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law, executive compensation, capital markets, and mergers & acquisitions matters.

Kenneth Wyatt

Mr. Kenneth Wyatt is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Mr. Wyatt joined us in February 2017 as Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Wyatt has nearly 20 years of experience in the communications technology space, with expertise in hosted cloud, cloud computing, colocation, data, voice, and managed and IT services. Most recently, Mr. Wyatt was with CenturyLink, where he held various senior executive roles including President of Business Solutions. In this role, he led a $6.5 billion business unit with a team of more than 4,500 professionals who delivered services across the SMB, mid-market and enterprise segments. His responsibilities included sales, revenue operations, and creating an exceptional end-to-end customer experience. Prior to joining CenturyLink in 2009, he served in leadership roles at both Embarq and Sprint, including Vice President, Sales and Customer Care and Vice President, Marketing and Product Development.

John Roberts

Mr. John Joseph Roberts, CPA is Lead Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Roberts served as Global Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a provider of assurance, tax, and advisory services, from 1998 until his retirement in June 2002. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Roberts served as Chief Operating Officer of Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998. He currently serves on the boards of directors and audit committees of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and the board of trustees and audit committee of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As a result of his roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its predecessors, Mr. Roberts, chairman of our audit committee, has experience in public company accounting, risk management, disclosure, and financial system management and has been determined to be an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” under the SEC's rules and regulations. He also has extensive public company board experience (including specific experience on audit committees). Mr. Roberts brings this experience to his role as our Lead Independent Director.

Alan Masarek

Mr. Alan B. Masarek is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Masarek joined Vonage from Google, Inc., where he was Director, Chrome & Apps. Prior to joining Google in 2012, Mr. Masarek was the Co-Founder of Quickoffice, Inc. and served as Chief Executive Officer from July 2007 until June 2012, when Quickoffice was acquired by Google. Mr. Masarek also served as Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AdOutlet, Inc. from April 1999 to September 2001. Previously, he held senior leadership roles, including President, at Advanced Health Corp. from September 1995 to March 1999. Mr. Masarek is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Harvard Business School. Mr. Masarek brings to our board of directors extensive business leadership, with more than 20 years of C-level experience at technology-centric companies that span corporate, venture and entrepreneurial settings. He brings to the board strong leadership qualities, corporate development experience, deep experience in technological innovation, and a proven ability to develop breakthrough products and services that drive profitable growth.

Hamid Akhavan

Mr. Hamid Akhavan is Director of the company. Mr. Akhavan is currently a Partner at Twin Point Capital, a growth oriented private equity firm based in New York, NY and Palo Alto, CA. Prior to that he was a Partner at Long Arc Capital, a private equity firm specializing in disruptive technology investments. Prior to that, Mr. Akhavan was a Principal at Telecom Ventures LLC, an investment firm specializing in telecommunications and related information technologies, from July 2014 to December 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Akhavan served as Chief Executive Officer of Unify Inc. (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) from February 2010 to January 2014 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Telecom and Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile International. Mr. Akhavan has extensive experience at organizations spanning from large public corporations, to private-equity funded companies, to startups, with expertise in the wireless, hardware and software markets, as well as in enterprise cloud communications. Mr. Akhavan brings deep and versatile technology, enterprise and communications experience, and adds significant strategic insight to our board.

Naveen Chopra

Mr. Naveen K. Chopra is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chopra joined our board of directors in July 2014. Mr. Chopra is Chief Financial Officer of Pandora Media, Inc., a leading music discovery platform. Previously, Mr. Chopra served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of TiVo Inc., a leading provider of software, services and technology to enable the distribution and management of video content, from January 2016 until TiVo was acquired by Rovi Corporation in September 2016. Mr. Chopra served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Tivo from December 2012, responsible for overseeing TiVo’s accounting and financial reporting, planning, tax, treasury, corporate development, and strategy functions. Mr. Chopra joined TiVo in 2003 as Director, Business Development, where he later served as Vice President, Business Development, before being promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy.

Stephen Fisher

Mr. Stephen Fisher is the Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Currently, Mr. Fisher serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eBay, Inc. Previously, Mr. Fisher served as Executive Vice President of Technology at Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company. He joined Salesforce.com in 2004 and held several leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Platform Product Management and Vice President, Engineering. Prior to that, Mr. Fisher served as Architect at AT&T Labs, Inc. from 2001 through 2004. Before joining AT&T Labs, he was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of NotifyMe Networks, Inc. In addition, he served as Department Manager, Internet Products Group at Apple Computer, Inc. and was a Lecturer at Stanford University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Mr. Fisher brings deep technology experience to our board of directors, including expertise in cloud computing, systems architecture, software development, and information, data, and cybersecurity. He is an inventor on 14 U.S. patents and has worked with both start-ups and established technology companies. Mr. Fisher also brings senior leadership and compensation experience to the board.

Carolyn Katz

Ms. Carolyn F. Katz is an Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Ms. Katz is the executive chair of Author & Company, a digital publisher, a role in which she has served since 2012. Previously, from May 2000 to October 2001, Ms. Katz served as a principal of Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in telecommunications and media companies. From June 1984 to April 2000, Ms. Katz was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a managing director and co-head of Emerging Communications. Ms. Katz has served on the board of directors of NII Holdings, Inc., a multinational cellular telecommunications company, since 2002. Ms. Katz brings more than 20 years of experience in technology and telecommunications to the Vonage Board, including deep experience helping communications companies with corporate development, international expansion and emerging technologies. In addition, Ms. Katz has been determined to be an “Audit Committee Financial Expert” under the SEC's rules and regulations, and provides guidance and perspective on financial and strategic matters.

Gary Steele

Mr. Gary Steele is Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Steele is CEO of Proofpoint, a publicly-traded global Security as a Service vendor. Before joining Proofpoint in 2002, Mr. Steele served as the CEO of Portera, an applications company delivering solutions for the professional services industry. Prior to Portera, Mr. Steele served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Middleware and Data Warehousing Product Group at Sybase, Inc. where he initiated and spearheaded many early internet projects. Before joining Sybase, Mr. Steele served in business development, marketing, and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Washington State University. Mr Steele brings a broad range of enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) experience to Vonage, as well as deep knowledge of enterprise sales operations and distribution. Mr Steele adds understanding of the evolving enterprise SaaS market and his strategic experience with global B2B service and subscription businesses.