People: Vonage Holdings Corp (VG)

VG on New York Consolidated

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29 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Citron

43 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Marc Lefar

50 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Pearson

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Donald Kellum

53 2013 President of Vonage Business Solutions

Joseph Redling

55 2013 President - Consumer Services, U.S. and Canada

Graham McGonigal

56 2012 Senior Vice President - Network Operations

Michael Tempora

51 2010 Senior Vice President - Product Management

Barbara Goodstein

53 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Kurt Rogers

42 2009 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Michael Krupka

49 2010 Lead Independent Director

Naveen Chopra

40 2014 Director

Morton David

77 2001 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

49 2013 Independent Director

Carolyn Katz

52 2014 Independent Director

David Nagel

68 2010 Independent Director

John Roberts

69 2004 Independent Director

Margaret Smyth

50 2012 Independent Director

Carl Sparks

46 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.

Marc Lefar

Mr. Marc P. Lefar is no longer Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective on or before December 31, 2014. Prior to joining Vonage, Mr. Lefar was Founder and Principal of Marketing Insights, a technology and media consulting firm that he founded in May 2007. Prior to founding that firm, Mr. Lefar served as Chief Marketing Officer of Cingular Wireless from February 2003 to April 2007. Mr. Lefar also served as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Value-Added Services of Cable and Wireless Global from 2000 to 2002. He also held senior leadership roles at Verizon Wireless and GTE Wireless. Mr. Lefar spent the first nine years of his career at Procter & Gamble.

David Pearson

Mr. David T. Pearson has been appointed as 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.

Donald Kellum

Mr. Donald Wainright Kellum is President of Vonage Business Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Kellum joined Vonage upon the company's acquisition of Vocalocity, Inc., an industry-leading “Software as a Service”(SaaS) communications provider focused on the small to medium-sized business segment, where he served as CEO since February 2010. Prior to joining Vocalocity, Mr. Kellum was CEO of Omnilink systems from 2007 to 2010, and completed successful equity transactions with a variety of companies including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard (HP). Before starting and eventually selling his first company to HP, Mr. Kellum gained experience as a business strategist for Dun & Bradstreet Software; as a manufacturing consultant for Ernst & Young; and in sales and product management for Management Science America, Inc. (MSA). As a co-investor with several Venture firms, Mr. Kellum has investments in an assortment of private software companies which helps him keep up with the latest trends in the software industry.

Joseph Redling

Mr. Joseph M. Redling is President - Consumer Services, U.S. and Canada of Vonage Holdings Corp. 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. 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. He led the transformation of AOL from the leading dial-up internet service business reaching more than 30 million subscribers, to broadband. He also managed AOL's extensive call center operations, including 18 call centers in eight countries and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Redling also has held operating and marketing executive positions at other major corporations, including Time Warner.

Graham McGonigal

Mr. Graham McGonigal is 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.

Michael Tempora

Mr. Michael A. Tempora is Senior Vice President - Product Management of Vonage Holdings Corp. He joined us as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategic Initiatives in December 2008. In this role, he led the execution of our strategic imperatives aimed at tightening fundamentals across the company and delivering an improved experience for our customers. In 2010, as Senior Vice President of Product Management, he began leading a dedicated, cross-functional team aimed at driving profitable revenue growth by increasing Vonage's market share of key segments making outbound international calls from the United States. Mr. Tempora has 26 years of experience in telecommunications and financial services. From January 2005 until joining Vonage, he was an Executive Director of AT&T, a communications company, and led AT&T's efforts to develop integrated wireless and consumer broadband products including video, Internet, and home phone. Prior to that, Mr. Tempora was Vice President Consumer Marketing & Product Management at AT&T Wireless from August 2004 to January 2005 and VP Operations Transformation at AT&T from September 1999 to May 2004.

Barbara Goodstein

Ms. Barbara Goodstein has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective June 28, 2012. Ms. Goodstein is responsible for all aspects of our sales and marketing strategy and execution, including advertising and media, segment marketing, promotions and merchandising, direct and indirect distribution channels, customer lifecycle management, market research and business analytics. Ms. Goodstein comes to Vonage with 27 years of experience leading marketing, innovation and P&L functions primarily for financial services companies. Ms. Goodstein was co-executive producer at "Mighty Fine" productions in 2011. She has held management and senior leadership positions at AXA Equitable from 2005 to 2010, American Express and JP Morgan Chase.

Kurt Rogers

Mr. Kurt M. Rogers is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of Vonage Holdings Corp., since July 2009. In 2010, Mr. Rogers assumed additional responsibility for Vonage's Program Management Office. 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.

Michael Krupka

Mr. Michael A. Krupka is Lead Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., since February 2010. Mr. Krupka has served as Managing Director of Bain Capital Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm, since its founding in 2000. Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Mr. Krupka was a Managing Director and Principal with the Private Equity Group of Bain Capital Partners, LLC from 1994 to 2000, during which time he focused on technology and technology-driven companies, including software, hardware, database and telecommunication services. Earlier at Bain Capital Partners, LLC, from 1991 to 1994, Mr. Krupka was a Principal of Information Partners, a fund focused on early-stage information technology investing. He joined Bain Capital in 1991 and focused on early-stage technology-related companies. Mr. Krupka serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held companies.

Naveen Chopra

Mr. Naveen K. Chopra is Director of the Company. Mr. Chopra has served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, of TiVo Inc., a leader in next-generation television services and innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home, since December 2012, and is responsible for overseeing TiVo’s accounting and financial reporting, planning, tax, and treasury functions. Mr. Chopra also manages the company’s strategic initiatives, including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and business development activity. Mr. Chopra joined TiVo in 2003 as Director, Business Development, and later served in several senior leadership positions prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to TiVo, Mr. Chopra was Director of Product Marketing & Business Development at Moxi Digital and before that worked for Microsoft. Mr. Chopra’s experience also includes senior roles at other consumer services companies including Ofoto, Inc, and Ispiri. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Morton David

Mr. Morton E. David is Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., since August 2001. Mr. David served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Computer Corporation (later Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc.) from 1983 to 1998. Mr. David previously served on the board of directors of Datek Online Holdings Corp. from 1998 until its acquisition by Ameritrade Holdings in 2002 and on the board of directors of Sharper Image Corporation from 1998 until 2008.

Stephen Fisher

Mr. Stephen Fisher is appointed as Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., in January 2013. Mr. Fisher serves 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.

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.

David Nagel

Dr. David C. Nagel, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., since August 3, 2010. From December 2001 until his retirement in May 2005, Dr. Nagel served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of PalmSource, Inc., a provider of operating system software platforms for smart mobile devices. From September 2001 to December 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Platform Solutions Group at Palm, Inc., a provider of mobile computing solutions. Prior to joining Palm, from April 1996 to September 2001, Dr. Nagel was Chief Technology Officer of AT&T Corp., a communications service provider, President of AT&T Labs, a corporate research and development unit of AT&T, and Chief Technology Officer of Concert, a partnership between AT&T and British Telecom. Earlier in his career, Dr. Nagel was senior vice president at Apple Computer where he led the worldwide research and development group responsible for Mac OS software, Macintosh hardware, imaging and other peripheral products development. Before joining Apple, Dr. Nagel was head of NASA human factors research at NASA's Ames Research Center. Dr. Nagel currently serves on the board of directors of Align Technology, Inc.

John Roberts

Mr. John J. Roberts is 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.

Margaret Smyth

Ms. Margaret M. Smyth has been appointed as Independent Director of Vonage Holdings Corp., September 06, 2012. Ms. Smyth is Vice President of Finance at Con Edison, an energy company, a position she has held since 2012. Previously, Ms. Smyth served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Sundstrand, which is part of United Technologies Corp., a provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries, from October 2010 to June 2011. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of United Technologies Corp. from August 2007 to September 2010 and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of 3M Corporation from April 2005 to August 2007. Ms. Smyth has previously held financial leadership positions at two public accounting firms, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. Ms. Smyth serves on the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a diversified publishing, broadcasting and merchandising company.

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 invitation-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.

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