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Vonage Holdings Corp (VG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Citron

44 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Pearson

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Clark Peterson

53 2014 President of Telesphere Networks Ltd

Joseph Redling

56 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Susan Quackenbush

2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

Graham McGonigal

57 2012 Senior Vice President - Network Operations

Pablo Calamera

52 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Ted Gilvar

2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Omar Javaid

2015 Chief Product Officer

Kurt Rogers

43 2009 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

John Roberts

70 2015 Lead Independent Director

Alan Masarek

54 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gary Steele

2016 Director

Naveen Chopra

41 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

51 2013 Independent Director

Carolyn Katz

54 2014 Independent Director

Carl Sparks

48 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Citron

Mr. Jeffrey A. Citron is Independent Chairman of the Board of Vonage Holdings Corp. 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 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.

Clark Peterson

Clark Peterson is the President of Telesphere Networks Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, which provides cloud-based UCaaS services allowing businesses of any size to utilize cutting edge voice, video, data and collaboration features with carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices over a private IP MPLS network for larger customers that require guaranteed quality of service in their service level agreements. 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. XO is one of the nation’s largest competitive local exchange carriers. 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 Chief Operating Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. 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. Mr. Redling led three strategic shifts for NutriSystem during his tenure including moving the organization to a digital platform; expanding the company's product line to engage new customer segments; and launching the company into retail.

Susan Quackenbush

Ms. Susan Quackenbush is Chief Human Resource Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Ms. Quackenbush will be responsible for leading all aspects of Human Resources, including compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition and development, and organizational development and effectiveness. She will focus on establishing Vonage as a destination place to work and will lead a team that supports the Company's growing workforce in more than 30 locations in the U.S., as well as offices in the UK and Israel. Ms. Quackenbush has 26 years of experience, spending 18 years in human resources and eight years in corporate finance. She joins Vonage from Presidio, Inc., where she also 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. She earned an M.B.A. from Drexel University in Philadelphia , and a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey .

Graham McGonigal

Mr. Graham McGonigal is the Senior Vice President - Network Operations of Vonage Holdings Corp., since February, 2012. 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.

Pablo Calamera

Pablo Calamera is the Chief Technology Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Calamera is responsible for leading the company's technology vision, architecture and design, overseeing all aspects of technology development, including new products, enabling technologies, and research and development. Mr. Calamera works collaboratively with our business leaders to identify, develop and implement new products, services and technology to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Mr. Calamera came to Vonage from Clear Channel Digital where he was Chief Technology Officer since October 2011, overseeing all technology initiatives related to iHeartRadio. He has more than 25 years of experience in building products and services from concept to completion for leading technology companies. Mr. Calamera's rich background in software development and management covers a broad spectrum of areas including software communications, systems architecture, client/server, mobile, telephony, and Internet clients and services.

Ted Gilvar

Mr. Ted Gilvar is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Gilvar comes to Vonage from Monster Worldwide Inc., the global leader in connecting people to jobs, where he was EVP and Chief Marketing Officer overseeing all aspects of Monster's global marketing function. He has more than 20 years of experience leading marketing and advertising for numerous world-class brands. Prior to joining Monster, Mr. Gilvar was EVP and Managing Director at BBDO, managing accounts for several major national and international brands. He has also held leadership roles at several advertising firms including McKinney , Hill / Holliday and Mullen. Mr. Gilvar is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Omar Javaid

Mr. Omar Javaid is Chief Product Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Javaid will be responsible for the Company's overall product strategy. He will work with teams across the organization to define and execute Vonage's product roadmap for Consumer Services and Vonage Business. 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 joins Vonage from Rovi Corporation, a cloud-based entertainment discovery company, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Discovery and Cloud Platforms. 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. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

Kurt Rogers

Mr. Kurt M. Rogers is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of Vonage Holdings Corp., since July 2009. Mr. Rogers also heads Vonage's enterprise risk management and business continuity programs. Prior to joining us, he was a partner at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP from August 2008 to July 2009 with a focus on litigating patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks. Prior to that he was an attorney at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP from April 2000 to August 2008, most recently as a partner

John Roberts

Mr. John J. Roberts is Lead Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., since August 2004. 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

Alan B. Masarek is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective November 6, 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.

Gary Steele

Mr. Gary Steele is Director of the Company, 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. As the founding Chief Executive Officer for Proofpoint, a publicly-traded global Security as a Service vendor, Mr. Steele has overseen Proofpoint’s evolution from a focus on email security to its current status as a leader in next-generation, cloud-based cyber security. This experience complements Vonage’s rich history as an innovator in the consumer and small business space to where it now stands as a leading provider of Cloud Communications for enterprise customers. Mr. Steele also led Proofpoint through a successful IPO in 2012 and the company currently has a market cap of well over $2 billion. Proofpoint supports tens of millions of end users across thousands of global enterprises, universities and government agencies, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100. 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. In this capacity, he initiated and spearheaded many early internet projects, all targeted toward enterprise. 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.

Naveen Chopra

Mr. Naveen K. Chopra is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chopra has served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of TiVo Inc., a leading provider of software, services and technology to enable the distribution and management of video content, since December 2012, and is 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., 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 has 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 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 American Tower Corporation, a provider of wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure since 2004, and 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., since February 14, 2011. Mr. Sparks served as the Chief Executive Officer of Travelocity Global from April 2011 through April 2014. Travelocity is one of the leading companies in online travel, and a division of Sabre Inc. Prior to joining Travelocity, he served as President of Gilt Groupe, an 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., a financial institution, 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.