Appoints General Counsel
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc., today announced that in the first quarter of 2011, the company continued to experience record growth, with quarterly revenues growing 56 percent compared to first quarter 2010. The company also added the largest customer to date, a new Department of Defense hospital. During the quarter, the company added twenty-five new employees, including Jay M. Spitzen as general counsel.
Vocera achieved its seventh straight quarter-over-quarter revenue growth, including new customers adopting Vocera solutions for messaging, hand-off communication, and patient experience services.
The company also completed the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), which will open new opportunities for the company in Air Force and Navy hospitals.
During the quarter, the company announced the availability of new products, Vocera Alerts and Vocera Connect Cellular. These products deliver on Vocera’s goal to provide the right communication at the right time to the right care provider on the device of their choice. The systems allow for secure text, alert, and voice messaging to iPhone®, BlackBerry®, and AndroidTM devices.
“We continue to add solutions to our portfolio to meet customer demands, resulting in growth in our revenue and employee base,” said Bob Zollars, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera. “We are very excited about our fast start in 2011 and believe we are very well positioned for the remainder of the year.”
Mr. Spitzen joins Vocera with extensive experience, as a technologist and a lawyer specializing in licensing, intellectual property, and contractual and general corporate matters.
“Appointing Jay Spitzen with his impressive, unique blend of technical and legal expertise will help us continue on this high-growth trajectory,” said Zollars.
Spitzen has an impressive background, earning a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has applied his technical skills at a number of technology companies, including as a computer science researcher at SRI International, a stint developing office automation software at Xerox Corporation as a staff scientist and then as cofounder and vice president of planning at Convergent Technologies. At Convergent, Spitzen discovered his interest in law and returned to Harvard for his law degree. Prior to joining Vocera, Spitzen represented Vocera and many other prominent Silicon Valley companies both in an independent private practice and as a partner at Gray Cary (now DLA Piper).
Vocera provides breakthrough communication experiences, connecting patients and caregivers, and delivering the right information to the right person at the right time in order to improve patient safety, patient experience, and hospital operations. The Vocera communications platform creates a vital communication lifeline, restoring the human connection to healthcare via voice, messaging, and care transition communication solutions. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera system is installed in more than 700 healthcare facilities with over 500,000 daily users worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Toronto, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.vocera.com.
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