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Vonage CEO Resigns

Michael Synder Lasted Less Than a Year

Not that this should be a surprise given all that has gone on wrong at Vonage during his tenure, but one has to wonder if Michael was thrown under the bus to “show investors” that Vonage was serious about cutting costs and making themselves into a viable, long term, profitable business. Seems that Michael is the “fall guy” here, especially since Vonage included a snippet in the press release about their plans to focus on reducing the company’s operational costs, and slashing marketing expense….signs of an investor driven move.

Although no reason was given for his resignation (so my thoughts are pure speculation), Jeffery Citron noted that, “Mike has made valuable contributions to the growth of our business and we will miss him. We thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors.” According to the press release, Jeffery Citron will act as interim CEO, as the company attempts to finds a new replacement.

This begs the question, “Who in the world would want this job?”

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is a Technology Marketing and Sales Professional

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  3. RandomThoughts

    Fall guy? At least it wasn’t a very long fall, from his or Vonages perspective. Its not that Vonage doesn’t have a rudder, its that they don’t have a very good engine.

    Hey, for $2 mill, I will take the job.

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