Vonage elects new director to board

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) has elected Gary Steele to serve as a member of its board of directors, the company said.

Steele brings a range of enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) experience to Vonage, as well as knowledge of enterprise sales operations and distribution. As the founding chief executive officer for Proofpoint, a publicly traded global Security as a Service vendor, he has overseen Proofpoint´s evolution from a focus on email security to its current status as a leader in next-generation, cloud-based cyber security.

Mr. Steele also led Proofpoint through a successful IPO in 2012 and the company currently has a market cap of well over USD2.0 billion. Before joining Proofpoint in 2002, Mr. Steele served as the CEO of Portera, an applications company delivering solutions for the professional services industry.

Vonage is a provider of cloud communications services for businesses.