Announcing Rory Read, CEO of Vonage, as a Speaker at AVANT Virtual Special Forces Summit

ANNOUNCING Rory Read, CEO of Vonage, as a Speaker at AVANT Virtual Special Forces Summit, Oct 7 & 8. Vonage is a Diamond Sponsor of the AVANT summit. Register at: goAVANT.net/VIRTUAL

Rory Read is the CEO of Vonage (Nasdaq:VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation. He joined the Company as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors in July 2020.

With more than three decades of global technology industry experience, Rory was previously Chief Operating Executive for Dell Technologies, where his executive leadership strength and operational expertise were key to driving transformative change and execution excellence within the company.

He served as CEO and President of Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, where he oversaw the strategic direction of the company and was responsible for extending Virtustream’s market leadership position as a trusted, enterprise-class cloud service and software partner for mission critical workloads. Through a relentless focus on the customer, Rory grew the base of enterprises, strategic service providers and healthcare organizations worldwide that turn to Virtustream to support their multi-cloud and IT modernization journeys.

Rory also served as Executive Vice President of Dell Technologies Boomi, a SaaS integration platform provider, helping drive rapid growth and market share gains in this critical integration platform segment. Previously, as Chief Integration Officer, Rory played a lead role in the largest tech merger in history— the $67 billion merger of Dell and EMC. During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer for Dell EMC, Rory was responsible for strategy, planning, operations and key transformational initiatives. And as President of Dell Worldwide Commercial Sales, he built and managed Dell’s best-in-class sales engine, and delivered the strategy for Dell’s global channel, partner and direct sales efforts.

Before joining Dell, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer and President at Lenovo. Earlier, Rory spent 23 years at IBM, serving in various leadership roles.

Rory graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in information sciences from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.