David Pearson joined Vonage as Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer in May 2013, overseeing the Finance and Investor Relations organizations. Dave brings deep knowledge and experience in the global telecom and wireless industry to Vonage, along with financial and management expertise.
Dave has more than 18 years of executive leadership experience and more than 21 years of relevant industry experience. He joins us from Deutsche Bank, where he spent more than nine years as a Managing Director and was Global Media & Telecom Group Head, building one of the top U.S. and global media and telecommunications investment banking teams. Dave was responsible for all aspects of the group, including strategic planning, capital allocation, personnel, risk management and compliance, in addition to advising clients on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Dave worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for nine years, leaving as a Managing Director in the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) practice. During his banking career, Dave advised on more than 30 completed M&A transactions, and raised more than $50 billion of equity and debt capital for global TMT clients. Dave started his career at Coopers & Lybrand.
Dave holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his A.B. in Political Science and Organizational Behavior/Management from Brown University.