Vonage Holdings Corp. Appoints Omar Javaid Chief Product Officer

Jul 16, 2015, 08:30 ET from Vonage Holdings Corp.

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses, has appointed Omar Javaid as Chief Product Officer. Mr. Javaid will join the Company on August 3 and report to Chief Executive Officer Alan Masarek.

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. 

"We are thrilled to have Omar join our team. He is an accomplished technology leader with deep experience in product development, mobility and cloud services," Mr. Masarek said. "Omar will drive further innovation in our product development as we continue to create greater value for all of our customers, from individuals to a wide range of enterprises."

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.

"Vonage is one of the great pioneers in using Internet technology for advancing communications and transforming the way people connect, and has fast become an industry leader in providing unified communications to businesses," Mr. Javaid said. "I am excited to work with this talented team to develop innovative products that will bring additional value to all of our customers and growth for the Company."

About Vonage

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses. The Company provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use across multiple devices designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

Vonage's portfolio of business products covers the full spectrum of business communications needs, serving single-person companies to those with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. Vonage provides bring-your-own-broadband (BYOB) cloud products and those that offer carrier-grade reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) across BYOB options and the Company's private, national MPLS IP network. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

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