Vinod Lala, Chief Strategy Officer
Vinod Lala joined Vonage in 2014 to lead corporate strategy and development, leveraging his cloud technology, corporate investment and strategic advisory experience. He currently manages corporate strategy and development, financial planning & analytics and investor relations.
Vinod came to us from Guggenheim Partners, where he was a Managing Director and led principal investments and mergers & acquisitions in cloud technology and communications. Prior to Guggenheim, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on communications services and technology, and counseled global businesses and their boards on corporate strategy and deal execution.
During his career, Vinod has advised on over $60 billion in publicly announced M&A across more than 40 transactions and special situations as well as a number of IPOs, leveraged financings and capital markets issuances. Vinod began his career as a corporate attorney at Weil Gotshal & Manges and thereafter as an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions groups at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.
Vinod earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Yale University.