Vonage appoints former Rocket Software HR exec as new chief people officer

Cloud communication leader Vonage on Monday announced it has appointed Tracey Leahy as chief people officer and a member of the Holmdel-based firm’s executive leadership team, effective immediately.

Leahy will report to Rory Read, Vonage CEO.

Leahy is responsible for leading all aspects of Vonage human resources, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, learning and development, HR operations and organizational development and effectiveness. She will lead a team that supports the company’s growing global workforce.

“I am excited to welcome Tracey, who brings deep expertise in human resources and organizational development, to Vonage. This, combined with her passion for creating a culture of high-performing teams through strategies and programs that create an environment of empowerment and innovation, will be an asset to Vonage as we continue to execute on our strategy of powering our customers’ communications, conversations and engagements,” Read commented.

Leahy has more than 25 years of human resources and organizational development experience. She joins Vonage from Rocket Software, a Bain Capital portfolio company, where she was chief people officer. At Rocket Software, she focused on developing and executing a people strategy centered around employee experience, talent and leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion, and mergers & acquisitions integration and harmonization of teams.

Prior to Rocket Software, Leahy was the global senior director of human resources at PAREXEL International. Before that, she was associate director of HR and organizational development for the U.K.’s National Health Service. Earlier, she held HR leadership positions across a breadth of industries for several companies.