Former Wayport, Inc. CEO Joins ooVoo Board of Directors
Business leader brings wireless communications expertise to video chat company
NEW YORK – January 27, 2010 – ooVoo today announced that Dave Vucina has joined its board of directors. Vucina, a business veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering and operations roles, most recently served as the CEO of Wayport Inc., a privately held venture backed wireless company acquired by AT&T for $275 million cash in December 2008.
"Dave has a history of making companies leaders in their respective markets and brings deep expertise in communications and video," said ooVoo CEO Philippe Schwartz. "His early vision about sustainable business models is the kind of ingenuity we are looking for as we begin to extend our services to a mobile platform."
Vucina currently also serves as Chairman of the Board of SmartDrive, a San Diego based private company which specializes in delivering video monitoring technology to improve driver safety in large fleet vehicle companies. He also serves on the advisory Board of Silver Creek Venture Fund, based in Dallas, and RigNet, a provider of sophisticated communication services for oil rigs globally and headquartered in Houston.
"I have been a fan of ooVoo and impressed with their product and growth over the past three years," said Vucina. "I'm very excited to be able to bring my background in engineering and technology to help guide them to their next stage of innovation and growth."
Vucina has also held executive positions with Harris-Lanier, a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded technology company and ProNet, a publicly traded communications company where he was the President and COO.
ooVoo, a privately-held company based in New York, provides a high-quality video and audio communication service for people to call and connect over the Internet. ooVoo's superior quality video and audio is available to anyone with a computer, broadband connection and a web camera. Real-time video calls accommodate up to six friends, relatives or colleagues simultaneously. ooVoo offers high-resolution video, video conversation recording, telephony, desktop sharing, video messaging, instant message chat and file sharing among other capabilities. Download ooVoo at www.ooVoo.com.