Mr. Rainey`s responsibilities will encompass the development, execution and expansion of Vonage`s Canadian service offerings.
Edison, NJ, July 19, 2004 - Vonage, the leading broadband phone company, today appointed C. William (Bill) Rainey, President of Vonage Canada, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. effective immediately. In the newly created position, Rainey will report directly to Jeffrey A. Citron, Chairman and CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Rainey`s responsibilities will encompass the development, execution and expansion of Vonage`s Canadian service offerings.
Prior to joining Vonage Canada, Mr. Rainey capitalized on his 20 years of experience in technology, finance and communications as Senior Vice President Commercial Services, Group Telecom (GT), which was acquired in May by Bell Canada. Mr. Rainey was in executive and management roles with Telus, Canada`s second largest telecommunications company for six years and with Royal Trust/Royal Bank for five years. He began his career with Xerox Canada, spending 10 years in sales and marketing there.
`To manage Vonage`s growth in Canada, it`s paramount that we build a world class management team with local knowledge and we are very excited to welcome Bill to lead our Canadian team,` said Jeffrey A. Citron, Chairman and CEO of Vonage. `His solid telecommunications and management background will prove indispensable as Vonage accelerates its international expansion.`
Mr. Rainey will oversee all Vonage Canada business units including finance, operations, marketing, product development, sales, customer service, communications and administration. Mr. Rainey holds a B.S.C. from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, a certificate of management from the University of Calgary`s graduate studies program and has completed the executive and finance programs at Queens University in Kingston.
Mr. Rainey lives with his wife and two children in Oakville, Ontario.
Vonage is redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. The fastest growing telephony company in North America, Vonage`s service area encompasses more than 1900 active rate centers in over 125 North American markets. Vonage is sold directly through www.vonage.ca and retail partners such as Amazon.com, RadioShack, Best Buy and Circuit City. Wholesale partners such as EarthLink, ARMSTRONG®, Advanced Cable Communications and the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities resell the Vonage broadband phone service under their own unique brands. With more than 200,000 lines in service, Vonage continues to add more than 22,000 lines per month to its network. Over 5 million calls per week are made using Vonage, the easy -to -use, feature -rich, flat rate phone service. Vonage is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. For more information about Vonage`s products and services, please visit www.vonage.ca or call 1 -877 -272 -0528. Vonage® is a trademark of Vonage Holdings Corp.