I look forward to partnering with the Vocalocity team to continue its extraordinary growth and ensure this business VoIP company remains highly successful, both competitively and financially.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Vocalocity, the leading cloud-based phone service for small business, today announced that Patrick Clark has joined the senior executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Clark joins the hosted business VoIP provider from The Weather Channel where he held a similar role. In his new role, Clark will be responsible for Vocalocity’s financial, administrative, and business planning functions including finance, accounting, human resources, and legal.
Vocalocity was recently named one of the fastest growing technology companies in America by Deloitte Consulting’s Technology Fast 500 and in September merged hosted VoIP competitor Aptela into the company.
“We conducted an exhaustive search for several months to find the right candidate to lead us financially in an exemplary period of growth,” says Wain Kellum, CEO at Vocalocity. “We are very fortunate to have found such a strong leader in Pat. His vast experience partnering with other executives to implement practical approaches to maximizing profitability and building value will help us a great deal as we grow our cloud-based phone service.”
Clark joins Vocalocity with more than 20 years of executive financial management experience. He served as Chief Financial Officer of The Weather Channel at the time of its $3+ billion sale to NBC Universal, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital in September 2008. In that capacity he was responsible for managing the finance, accounting, business planning, treasury, corporate tax, and real estate management functions. During Clark’s tenure he played a key role in the transition of The Weather Channel from a popular cable channel to a multi-platform media company providing weather information to over a hundred million consumers via television, the web, with weather.com, and mobile devices.
“It’s a great time to join Vocalocity, given their meteoric growth,” says Patrick Clark, CFO at Vocalocity. “Given my experience working with my colleagues to develop a highly successful business like The Weather Channel, I look forward to partnering with the Vocalocity team to continue its extraordinary growth and ensure this business VoIP company remains highly successful, both competitively and financially.”
In addition to his experience at The Weather Channel, Clark previously served as Corporate Controller of Barton Protective Services (now Allied Barton) and during his tenure at Inmed Corporation he was responsible for the evaluation of potential acquisition targets and subsequent integration of acquired companies in a series of leverage buyouts. He began his career at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte). Clark has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting with honors from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.
To learn more about Clark, the management team at Vocalocity, or about the leading provider of cloud-based VoIP for small businesses in the United States, visit http://www.vocalocity.com.
Vocalocity is a small business VoIP provider with services and support especially tuned to help small businesses grow. Vocalocity ensures higher quality conversations through proprietary technology that differentiates its service from traditional VoIP providers. With cloud-based connectivity, businesses can work from anywhere while enjoying features that deliver large enterprise visibility and functionality. Vocalocity serves nearly 15,000 customers through its U.S.-based call center and provides features at half the traditional costs while never requiring a contract. The privately held company was founded in 2005, is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and merged with Aptela in 2011. For more information, visit http://www.vocalocity.com