People: Vonage Holdings Corp (VG.N)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. David T. Pearson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Vonage Holdings Corp., effective May 1, 2013. Mr. Pearson joins Vonage from Deutsche Bank, where he spent more than nine years as a Managing Director and was Global Media & Telecom Group Head, building one of the top U.S. and global media and telecommunications investment banking teams. Mr. Pearson managed a diverse team of professionals and was responsible for all aspects of the group, including strategic planning, capital allocation, personnel, risk management and compliance, in addition to advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Mr. Pearson brings more than 18 years of executive leadership experience and more than 21 years of relevant industry experience. 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 (TMT) practice. While at Goldman, he focused on advising telecommunications and wireless providers and also advised on cable, broadcasting and technology transactions. During his banking career, Mr. Pearson advised on more than 30 completed M&A transactions and raised more than $50 billion of equity and debt capital for global TMT clients. 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. Mr. Pearson earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his A.B. in Political Science and Organizational Behavior/Management from Brown University.
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