Vonage expands channel program in U.K., names Wilson to lead it

Vonage, a cloud communication provider based in Holmdel, announced Wednesday it will launch its Channel Program in the United Kingdom and has named industry leader Adam Wilson to lead it, effective immediately.

“I am excited to join the Vonage Channel team at such a pivotal moment in the brand’s evolution and global expansion,” Wilson said. “I look forward to leading the charge as Vonage builds relationships within the U.K. channel market and brings unique, customizable solutions powered by One Vonage to businesses around the world.”

Wilson, who has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications, mobile software and cloud services, most recently worked at Telstra developing a channel business in connectivity, software defined networks and unified communications-as-a-service. He will report directly to Mario DeRiggi, senior vice president of channel sales and business development.

“At Vonage, we have a simple philosophy for our partners in the channel — the success of our partners’ business is instrumental to the growth of our company. Now is the time for dedicated international leadership as we expand our presence in the U.K. channel, and we are thrilled to welcome Adam to the team to build on our existing relationships and success,” DeRiggi said.

Vonage said it opened its first office in the U.K. more than a decade ago. Today, it has more than 500 employees there with offices in London and Basingstoke. The move, it said, was designed to bring exposure and expertise to communications resellers in the U.K. that helps expand their market reach.

“Our team works closely with our partners to put our collective customers at the heart of everything we do, from the development of our products and solutions, to our sales, support and marketing frameworks. Vonage has the unique ability to provide enhanced service and support, innovation and product capabilities to meet the growing collaboration, communications and customer experience needs of customers around the world,” DeRiggi said.