Dec. 2, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide, has appointed
Joe Redling President
of Consumer Services – U.S. and
, effective immediately. Mr. Redling will report to Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Redling will manage the P&L of Vonage's core business, which includes domestic and international long distance calling products and services. Effective with his appointment, Mr. Redling resigned from the Company's board of directors, on which he had served since 2011.
"We are excited to have Joe join us to lead consumer services in the U.S. and
commented. "Joe's strong public company and consumer marketing leadership experience, as well as his intimate familiarity with Vonage from his extended service on our board, make him uniquely qualified to lead our core business."
Mr. Lefar continued, "Strong financial performance in our core business remains essential as we continue to make steady progress on our strategic growth priorities in international expansion and mobile services, while also expanding into the small and medium business segment with our recent acquisition of Vocalocity. The addition of Joe to the team enables us to increase senior leadership focus on our growth priorities, which will propel Vonage toward becoming the premier provider of cloud-based communications for consumers and businesses."
Mr. Redling has more than 20 years of executive experience in consumer marketing, operations and digital media across multiple industries. He brings a wealth of public company knowledge and experience to his new role with Vonage, with particular expertise in transforming and optimizing subscription-based businesses through the use of digital platforms.
"Over the last five years, Vonage has dramatically improved its financial and operational performance. It has been a privilege to be a part of that transformation as a member of the board, supporting Marc and his senior leadership team as they laid the foundation for growth," Mr. Redling said. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with Marc and the team as we continue to execute on our core business strategies, while also accelerating our expansion into new growth areas."