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Vonage Holdings Corp (VG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Citron

46 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Pearson

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Antoine Jamous

36 2016 President, Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform

Clark Peterson

55 2016 President, Enterprise

Joseph Redling

58 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Susan Quackenbush

52 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

David Levi

2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Omar Javaid

45 2015 Chief Product Officer

Graham McGonigal

59 2015 Chief Network Operations Officer

Randy Rutherford

43 2016 Interim Chief Legal Officer

Kenneth Wyatt

48 2017 Chief Revenue Officer

John Roberts

72 2015 Lead Independent Director

Alan Masarek

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Hamid Akhavan

56 2016 Director

Naveen Chopra

43 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

52 2013 Independent Director

Carolyn Katz

55 2014 Independent Director

Carl Sparks

49 2011 Independent Director

Gary Steele

54 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 Vonage 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, leaving as a 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.

Clark Peterson

Mr. Clark Peterson is the President, Enterprise of the Company, Mr. Peterson has been our President, Enterprise since January 2016. Mr. Peterson joined us in December 2014 in connection with our acquisition of Telesphere Networks Ltd. Before joining Telesphere in late 2006, Mr. Peterson was President of Major Markets at Clearwire. During his tenure, Clearwire launched into 28 markets, grew to over 800 employees, acquired 88,000 customers, and conducted its initial public offering. Prior to Clearwire, Mr. Peterson served as President of XO Communications’ largest region. Mr. Peterson has also held senior management positions in the wireless industry, including Director of Sales and Marketing at AT&T Wireless Services, Director at McCaw Revenue Development, and Product Director for McCaw Cellular Communications/Cellular One.

Joseph Redling

Mr. Joseph M. Redling is no longer Chief Operating Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective July 31, 2017. He has been our Chief Operating Officer since January 2015. He joined Vonage in December 2013 as President of Consumer Services - U.S. and Canada, at which time Mr. Redling resigned from our board of directors. Prior to Vonage Mr. Redling was President and Chief Executive Officer of NutriSystem, Inc., a weight loss company, from May 2008 to November 2012, and served as Chairman of that company's board of directors until April 2012. Prior to joining NutriSystem, Mr. Redling held a number of executive positions at AOL from 1999 to 2007, including Chief Marketing Officer; President of AOL Access; President of AOL Paid Services and Customer Management; and Chief Executive Officer of AOL International. Mr. Redling also has held operating and marketing executive positions at other major corporations, including Time Warner.

Susan Quackenbush

Ms. Susan Quackenbush is Chief Human Resource Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Ms. Quackenbush joined us in November 2015 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Quackenbush has 26 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. 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 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company, effective April 26, 2017. Mr. Levi joins the Company from Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., where he was Executive Director of Global Financial, Operational and Compliance Controls since January 2014. Before that Mr. Levi was US Controller at Bristol-Meyers from October 2010 and Global Corporate Director Technical and Treasury Accounting from January 2005.

Omar Javaid

Mr. Omar Muhammad Javaid is Chief Product Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Javaid joined us in August 2015 as Chief Product Officer. 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.

Graham McGonigal

Mr. Graham McGonigal is the Chief Network Operations Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. McGonigal joined us as Senior Vice President of Network Operations in February 2012 and has been our Chief Network Operations Officer since December 2015. Mr. McGonigal has more than 30 years of technical experience and has held senior leadership roles within AT&T, Cingular Wireless and Bellsouth. From September 2007 to January 2012, Mr. McGonigal was the Chief Operations Officer at nsoro MasTec LLC, a professional services company serving the telecommunications industry. At AT&T Mobility, Mr. McGonigal led the national data and service delivery networks and created highly competitive wireless data networks. He has successfully launched many data products and services. He possesses a broad engineering, operations and quality background.

Randy Rutherford

Mr. Randy Rutherford is Interim Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Rutherford has been our Interim 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 over 18 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 joined our board of directors in August 2004 and has served as our Lead Independent Director since February 2015. 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.

Alan Masarek

Mr. Alan B. Masarek is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Masarek has been our Chief Executive Officer and a director since November 2014. 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.

Hamid Akhavan

Mr. Hamid Akhavan is Director of the company. Mr. Akhavan joined our board of directors in December 2016. Mr. Akhavan is currently a partner in the private equity firm of Long Arc Capital, joining that firm in January 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Akhavan was a Principal at Telecom Ventures LLC from July 2014 to December 2015. 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. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology and a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. .

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, urrently, Mr. Fisher joined our board of directors in January 2013. Currently, Mr. Fisher serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eBay Marketplace. 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.

Carolyn Katz

Ms. Carolyn F. Katz is an Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Ms. Katz joined our board of directors in January 2014. 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.

Carl Sparks

Mr. Carl Sparks is Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Sparks joined our board of directors in February 2011. Mr. Sparks is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas, Texas based online service provider for higher education globally, a role in which he has served since April 2016. From April 2011 through April 2014, Mr. Sparks served as the Chief Executive Officer of Travelocity Global, a leading company in online travel, and a division of Sabre Inc. Prior to joining Travelocity, he served as President of Gilt Groupe, a members-only online retailer of luxury products and experiences. Mr. Sparks joined Gilt as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2009 and was promoted to President in March 2010, serving in that role until April 2011, when he joined Travelocity. Mr. Sparks also served for five years at Expedia Inc., an online travel company, from June 2004 until October 2009, in a variety of leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Marketing and Retail Operations at Hotels.com from June 2004 to May 2006, Chief Marketing Officer at Expedia.com from June 2006 to December 2007, and General Manager at Hotels.com USA, Latin America & Canada from January 2008 to October 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sparks served as Vice President of Direct Business and Brand at Capital One Financial Corp., and also served in senior marketing and strategy roles at Guinness & Co., PepsiCo Inc., and The Boston Consulting Group. He currently serves on the board of directors of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.

Gary Steele

Mr. Gary Steele is Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Steele joined the Board in July 2016. 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.