Vonage inks new president for its API Platform Group

Vonage, a Holmdel-based business cloud communications provider, announced Monday that Omar Javaid has been named president of the company’s API Platform Group.

Javaid will be responsible for developing Vonage’s communications APIs via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, and will continue to provide oversight of the company’s product portfolio.

“I am thrilled to congratulate Omar and to recognize the significant impact he has made on the Company’s success in driving the growth of our API Platform strategy,” Alan Masarek, Vonage CEO, said. “Omar has been a key driver in bringing our product portfolio to where it is today and we will continue to rely on his guidance as we accelerate the evolution and growth of our product roadmap.”

Vonage announced Jay Patel, senior vice president of portfolio planning and strategy, has been promoted to chief product officer. He will continue to report to Javaid.

In this role, Patel will focus on advancing product strategy, and defining and executing the company’s product roadmap. Before Vonage, he was vice president of engineering for Motorola Mobility.

“Jay’s vast experience in product development and cloud services, as well as his proven leadership skills, will help Vonage to drive further innovation in our product development timeline,” Javaid said. “Since joining Vonage, Jay has made a tremendous impact on our product strategy, helping us to become a global leader in business cloud communications. I look forward to his continued success in leading our product teams.”