Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications that helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that it has appointed Tracey Leahy as Chief People Officer and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team, effective from November 28, 2022. Leahy will report to Rory Read, Vonage Managing Director.
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 supporting the company’s growing global workforce.
“I am pleased 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 a win for Vonage as we continue to execute our strategy, the communications, conversations, and engagements of our people pushing customers forward,” commented Read.
Leahy has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and organizational development. She comes to Vonage from Rocket Software, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, where she was Chief People Officer. At Rocket Software, she focused on developing and executing a people strategy focused on employee experience, talent and leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion, and M&A integration and team harmonization.
Prior to Rocket Software, Leahy was Global Senior Director of Human Resources at PAREXEL International. Previously, she was Deputy Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development for the UK National Health Service. Previously, she held HR leadership positions for several companies across industries. Leahy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She is a graduate of Dearne Valley Business School and the University of Bedfordshire in the UK.
“I am delighted to be joining Vonage at such an exciting time. Vonage already delivers cloud communications solutions that help customers achieve their business goals by transforming the way they work, connect and engage. As part of Ericsson, Vonage will now be part of Ericsson positioned to accelerate the execution of its strategy,” said Leahy. “I look forward to working with Vonage’s talented leadership team as we work together to attract, inspire and inspire talent, to engage and develop as the company continues to realize its vision to accelerate the global ability to connect.”