SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexmo, the leading cloud communications company, today announced the appointment of mobile and communications expert Trevor Healy to its Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. In addition to his board position, Healy will lead Nexmo's corporate development team. In this capacity, Healy's responsibilities will range from enterprise value creation, to managing key industry relationships. Healy will also be instrumental in identifying strategic investments and companies for Nexmo to acquire.
"Nexmo is proud to welcome Trevor Healy to Nexmo as our Executive Chairman. Trevor is an established and lauded tech industry luminary with a keen understanding of innovation," said Tony Jamous, CEO, Nexmo. "In his new position, Trevor will be working closely with us here at Nexmo, helping us guide Nexmo to the next level while continuing Nexmo's dedication to quality and customer satisfaction."
"Cloud communications will be one of the most intriguing high growth market segments in next phase of computing. To me, Nexmo is the leader in this market. I joined the team at Nexmo because they have the best customer list, the best platform and the best management team in place. We will now expand aggressively, both organically and through smart acquisitions," said Healy.
Healy was recently Chief Executive Officer of Amobee, a digital advertising company, which was acquired by Singtel. Previously, he was Chief Innovation Officer and a Board Director of Telefónica Europe PLC. Prior to that, Healy was CEO of Jajah Inc., which was acquired by Telefónica. Before leading Jajah Inc., Healy was a General Manager and Vice President at PayPal Inc., a division of eBay Inc. As a general manager and vice president at VeriSign Inc., which was acquired by PayPal, he spearheaded the move for online shopping while helping to establish the VeriSign "check mark" as the most recognizable, trusted brand online.
In addition, Healy co-founded CelNX, which was also later acquired by VeriSign, started the U.S. subsidiary of Trintech Inc., and held senior positions at Kindle Banking Systems, which was acquired by Mysys PLC.
Healy has served as a board member and advisor roles with, Onavo (Facebook), Cotendo (Akamai), and Kontera (Amobee). He is an active angel investor and Board Member of early stage companies in Silicon Valley with a passion for technology and innovation.
Nexmo provides innovative communication APIs that bridge traditional voice and text services with cloud communications. Nexmo enables applications and enterprises to make phone calls or send and receive text messages with ease to improve user experiences, no matter where in the world customers are located. High-volume communication companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Line and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo APIs.
Nexmo was named to the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the 2014 Hottest Companies in San Francisco by Lead411, and was recognized by analyst firm Gartner as a 2014 Cool Vendor in Communication Services. www.nexmo.com.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/trevor-healy-joins-nexmo-board-of-directors-as-executive-chairman-866140850.html