Vonage Appoints IBM’s Jay Bellissimo Chief Operating Officer

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Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced it has appointed Jay Bellissimo as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 19, 2021. Bellissimo will report to Rory Read, Vonage Chief Executive Officer.

In this role, Bellissimo will be responsible for leading sales and operations globally, including Vonage’s go-to-market strategy and execution across its portfolio of API, Unified Communications and Contact Center products. He will focus on driving market share and revenue growth, and deepening relationships with customers and partners to advance the Company’s leadership position in cloud communications.

“I am delighted to welcome Jay to Vonage. He is a recognized leader in business strategy and transformation, with demonstrated results in driving revenue and go-to-market execution,” said Rory Read, Vonage Chief Executive Officer. “Jay has deep knowledge and operational expertise in software-as-a-service, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive and Cloud technology and solutions, with a proven track record of helping organizations accelerate digital and business transformation efforts by moving to the cloud. He will play an integral role in helping Vonage enable next generation communications that are more flexible, intelligent and personal, empowering our customers and partners to do what is next and stay ahead.”