Voxbone Announces Executive Promotions Following Growth in 2012
Co-founders Ullens, Struman Assume Strategy Roles; Rosenfeld Becomes New CEO
While Ullens Remains Chairman
BRUSSELS, Feb. 12, 2013
BRUSSELS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With customer usage of its services
surpassing 3 billion minutes for the first time, Voxbone today announced that
2012 operational performance exceeded all key objectives as its growth
trajectory continues to hit new levels year after year.
Along with release of 2012 performance results, Voxbone said Co-founder and
CEO Rod Ullens has transferred responsibility for day-to-day management of the
company to Itay Rosenfeld, who joined Voxbone at the beginning of 2012 as
Chief Commercial Officer. Ullens remains Chairman of the Board and has assumed
a new role as strategic adviser, while Rosenfeld has become CEO.
Voxbone also announced that Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Francois
Struman has become a strategic adviser. His former responsibilities have been
assigned to Dirk Hermans, Vice President of Research and Development, and
Gaetan Brichet, Chief Operations Officer.
"It has been almost eight years since I co-founded Voxbone with Francois
Struman. Over the years, our startup has turned into a successful 85-person
company with a unique service, a strong brand, key customers and tremendous
potential," Ullens said.
"We ended 2012 with another year of 20 percent growth in revenues, and we
remain highly profitable," he said. "Building on this solid foundation,
Francois and I have decided to focus on Voxbone's long-term strategy and
"While Itay is taking on the daily management of the company, I remain totally
committed to Voxbone and will remain an active and involved Chairman of the
Board," Ullens said.
Rosenfeld has more than 13 years of experience in the telecommunications
industry. Prior to joining Voxbone, he served as director of sales at hardware
provider ECI Telecom; as director of sales and business development in Europe
at the former Ethos Networks, which was acquired by Tejas Networks, and in
network engineering, software architecture and business development positions
in EMEA and the United States with Cisco Systems.
He holds a master's degree in electronics engineering from the Universite
Libre in Brussels and an MBA from INSEAD.
Rounding out the management team are Stef Konings, Chief Financial Officer;
Flora Nkuranga, Vice President of Sales and Business Development; and Dries
Plasman, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.
In addition to revenue growth, Voxbone's achievements in 2012 included:
oThe net addition of more than 100 new customers for its worldwide
geographical, and toll-free telephone numbers that enable Internet
communications services providers, global carriers, national operators and
enterprises to extend the reach of their voice services internationally.
oNew reference accounts, such as Deutsche Telekom, 8x8 Inc., Plivo, CSC and
One Source Networks.
oExpansion of in-country coverage and services in 20 countries.
oOpening of an office in San Francisco and increasing the number of
employees worldwide by more than 25 percent to accommodate continued
Voxbone kicked off this year by launching a new service – VoxOUT – the first
wholesale service that supports telephone access to emergency services in
multiple European countries from a single IP-based interconnection.
Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free
and iNum^® telephone numbers, enabling Internet communications services
providers, global carriers, national operators and enterprises to extend the
reach of their voice services internationally, rapidly and with minimal costs.
The company delivers high-quality inbound communications (often referred to as
direct inward dialing, or DID) from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000
cities around the world, as well as the first emergency-calling service
accessible in multiple European countries from a single IP-based
interconnection. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com or connect with
Voxbone on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Contact: Laura Abbott, for Voxbone, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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