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Did you know that Vonage’s chief marketing officer (also the chief brand officer), Dean Harris left the VoIP service provider? It is hard to figure out when he really left, though his name is not in the S-1 filing anywhere. I had no idea that he […]

Did you know that Vonage’s chief marketing officer (also the chief brand officer), Dean Harris left the VoIP service provider? It is hard to figure out when he really left, though his name is not in the S-1 filing anywhere. I had no idea that he had left the company, and only figured it out when I read this old press release from (February 16th) about him joining Kayak.com, a travel industry start-up as the main marketing guy. Kayak was launched on February 7, 2006 2005, by the co-founders of Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia. Given that Vonage issues press releases by the dozen, the silence about this news is deafening. Update: I screwed up – the site was launched on February 6, 2005. I mis-read it as 2006.

  1. Feb. 7th? I’ve been using Kayak for a while now.

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  2. Yes… kayak’s been around for much longer than that. October 7, 2004 was the date given by the site on it’s press page.

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  3. former CMO lives in ct, and cooincidentaly, is same state where nyack.com is its easily like a 2 hour minimum plus drive from ct to vonagte in nj on a good trafic day, apparently he was working alot from kyac…home i mean to say

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  4. Do you really expect transparency from Jeff Pulver?

    He’s great at self-promotion but seems to always become very quiet should anyone try to ask him how he can proclaim to be an industry pundit/analyst independent promoter yet have heavy vested interests in the businesses active in the sector.

    Imagine the uproar if someone from Gartner was a founder/investor in a company in a sector they watch (or actually ANY commercial entity outside Gartner).

    Jeff brags about coming from Wall Street a while ago – guess he was there during the pre-Enron and pre-Worldcom/Winstar days and picked-up all those bad habits that are no longer in style.

    Hey, somebody please tell him about conflict of interest, ethics, and corporate responsibility?

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  5. Pulver? You mean Citron.

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  6. Actually I figured out that he was gone a long time before the absence of his name in the prospectus…

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