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Vonage Appoints New CEO

June 12, 2020

Cloud communications provider Vonage, a well-known consumer communications company and digital transformation solutions provider for businesses across the globe, has announced its new Chief Executive Officer and member to it’s Board of Directors.


Effective July 1, 2020, Rory Read will replace Alan Masarek who is stepping down.

The company, which is headquartered in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, has been providing businesses with fully programmable UC and contact center solutions and enabling them to integrate video, voice, chat, messaging and verification into offerings so they can better communicate and operate from anywhere.

The appointment of Read was decided by the Company’s Board of Directors and will include close work with Masarek during the transition.

Read comes with over three decades of experience in the global tech industry and previously worked at Dell Technologies as its Chief Operating Executive.  He was also the CEO and President of Dell’s Virtustream business and the Executive Vice President of Dell’s Boomi business.

“Rory is a technology industry veteran with a unique background and strong understanding of SaaS and software. He is a proven leader and the

    New Vonage CEO Rory Read

ideal CEO to drive Vonage into its next era of growth. With the support of our experienced Board, I know Rory will be able to leverage his significant expertise to further transform the business and position the Company to create substantial shareholder value. We look forward to embarking on this exciting new chapter together,” said Jeffrey Citron, Chairman of the Vonage Board of Directors.

One of the many notable accomplishments in Read’s career included his role in the 2016 Dell and EMC merger worth $67B and one of the largest tech mergers to date.

In his new role at Vonage, Read will be focused on driving even more digital transformation capabilities for businesses and will be focused on addressing business continuity and remote work needs as more of the world shifts to remote services.

“This is truly an exciting time to be joining Vonage. The need for businesses to accelerate their digital transformation through communications is expanding at an unprecedented pace,” said Read. “Vonage's Communications Services Platform brings unique value through the integration of multiple communications channels – video, voice, messaging, chat and verification – into customers' applications, products and workflows. This delivers both the power and the flexibility for our customers to create new emerging paradigms in their industries, and enables the type of business continuity, remote work, and remote delivery of services that is so critical in today's environment. This is why customers across the planet increasingly choose Vonage.”




Edited by Erik Linask


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