Vonage Appoints Industry Veteran Mario DeRiggi as SVP of National Channel Sales

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HOLMDEL, N.J., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (NYSE: VG), a business cloud communications leader, has announced that Mario DeRiggi has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, National Channel Sales & Operations.

With more than 25 years of experience in building sales channels and programs for business cloud solutions from the ground up, Mr. DeRiggi's expertise in these areas will further advance the Company's channel program.

"Vonage has experienced significant growth over the last year in channel sales, and we are continuing to invest in our channel leadership to keep this momentum going," said Kenny Wyatt, Vonage Chief Revenue Officer. "Mario's deep experience in the Channel and vast knowledge of the Cloud and business communications space will help Vonage continue to enhance the solutions, tools and support partners need to help their customers drive better business outcomes."

Prior to joining Vonage, Mr. DeRiggi served as Executive Vice President at integrated communications provider Broadview Networks (now Windstream) where he drove UCaaS, Cloud and Managed Services sales among enterprise customers across all sales channels, and go-to-market strategies, channel sales support, technical service, training and customer support.

He also held executive sales, marketing and operations roles at various software and communications companies including 10N2 Technologies, PAETEC, Cablevision Lightpath, WinStar Communications and AT&T.

"I am thrilled to be joining an organization that is so committed to its partners' success and to helping their customers to transform how they do business," said Mr. DeRiggi. "Vonage's considerable growth in the channel is testament to this commitment, and I look forward to helping to build upon this upward growth trajectory and create deeper relationships with both new and existing partners."

About Vonage
Vonage (

NYSE:VG, Financial) is redefining business communications. True to our roots as a technology disruptor, we've embraced technology to transform how companies communicate to create better business outcomes. Our unique cloud communications platform brings together a robust unified communications solution with the agility of embedded, contextual communications APIs. This powerful combination enables businesses to collaborate more productively and engage their customers more effectively across messaging, chat, social media, video and voice.

Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, provides tools for voice, messaging and verification, allowing developers to easily embed innovative programmable communications into mobile apps, websites and business systems on a global scale.

The Company also provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential communication solutions.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey, with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Israel. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

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