Alan Masarek is a former Google Inc executive

IFM Correspondent

October 8, 2014: Holmdel-based Vonage Holdings Corp. on October 7, 2014 announced the appointment of Alan Masarek, former Google Inc executive, as CEO of the company. The appointment will be effective November 6, 2014. Masarek succeeds Marc Lefar, who is retiring from the CEO post and the board of directors.

“Alan is a proven business leader with more than 20 years of C-level experience at technology-centric companies that span corporate, venture and entrepreneurial settings,” said Jeffrey Citron, chairman, Vonage Holdings.

“Alan’s leadership qualities, deep experience in technology innovation and proven ability to develop breakthrough products and services that drive profitable growth, make him the ideal choice to be Vonage’s CEO. The board is confident in Alan’s ability to take Vonage into its next phase of growth and innovation, and in the overall future of the company under his leadership.”

Masarek was co-founder of Quickoffice, Inc., serving as CEO from July 2007 until the company was acquired by Google in June 2012.