Vonage Holdings, a provider of voice and messaging services over broadband networks, has appointed Barry Rowan as executive vice president (EVP), chief financial officer (CFO), chief administrative officer (CAO) and treasurer of the company.
Rowan joins after spending three years with Nextel Partners, where he served as EVP, CFO and treasurer. During his time at Nextel Partners, the equity value of the company grew from US$2bn to over US$9bn, culminating in its sale to Sprint for US$10bn in June of 2006.
Rowan brings to Vonage 25 years of executive leadership experience in building technology and communications companies. Prior to joining Nextel Partners, he served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Vesper, the Brazilian subsidiary of Velocom, a large-scale telecommunications start-up. He was previously with Fluke Corporation, a leader in electronic test tools, where he began as CFO and subsequently served as senior vice president and division manager until its sale to Danaher Corporation.
He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School, and his BS, summa cum laude, in Business Administration and Chemical Biology from The College of Idaho.
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