As Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Lasher leads all areas of Vonage’s global financial organization. Lasher and his team are focused on operational execution to drive revenue growth and profitability. Lasher also plays a key role in executing on strategic investments to strengthen Vonage’s innovation capacity to enable next generation communications that are more flexible, intelligent and personal to create differentiated value for its customers.
Lasher joined Vonage from IBM, where he spent the last 24 years of his career and most recently served as Vice President of Finance for IBM Global Markets and Integrated Accounts, responsible for IBM’s financial operations, strategies, management, and controls for the company’s approximately $70B global sales function driving client adoption of hybrid cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for enterprises in all industries and regions.
Previously, Lasher was Vice President of Finance for IBM Global Business Services, responsible for a group of more than 500 finance professionals within the finance, operations and performance management teams for IBM's Global Business Services division. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Finance for IBM Cloud, and served as the global financial and operational leadership for IBM’s industry leading cloud portfolio of services and solutions.
Earlier, he was Vice President of Finance for the IBM Software Group, leading the finance operations for IBM’s multi-billion dollar software segment, and Vice President of Finance for IBM Software & Cloud Solutions. Lasher was also Director of Finance for IBM Global Business Services Japan and served as the Chief Financial Officer for the multi-billion dollar consulting, system integration and outsourcing services business.
Lasher graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Accounting.