Charles D. Vogt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Vogt is CEO of GENBAND, a global leader in networking and unified communication cloud solutions. Vogt has spent his professional career executing visionary strategies that have resulted in unprecedented growth.
Since being appointed CEO of GENBAND in 2004, Vogt has secured more than 700 service provider and enterprise customers spanning more than 80 countries. Over the past eight years, the company has experienced 100 percent compounded annual growth. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal recognized GENBAND as the No. 1 ventured-capital-backed company in the United States.
Prior to joining GENBAND, Vogt served as President and CEO of Taqua, a market leader in soft-switch technology, which was acquired by Tekelec (TKLC) in 2004. Before joining Taqua, Vogt was instrumental in the operational and financial growth of four standard-setting technology companies – ADTRAN (ADTN), Ascend Communications (acquired by Lucent Technologies), Accelerated Networks (IPO in 2000, then acquired by Calix (CALX) and Santera Systems (acquired by Tekelec (TKLC). Following Lucent Technologies’ $20 billion acquisition of Ascend Communications in 1999, Vogt became a senior member of the sales leadership team with operational responsibility of $1.2 billion.
Vogt is an active public speaker and has received numerous awards for his leadership and corporate accomplishments, including Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”, MTBC “Corporate CEO of the Year”, Global Telecoms’ “Power 100”, INC 500 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” and Saint Louis University and Affton High School’s “Hall of Fame”. Vogt continues to demonstrate his commitment to philanthropic efforts across corporate, non-profit, educational and athletic sectors.
Vogt serves on the Board of Directors of Netas, the Telecommunications Industry Association, the Federal Communications Commission Advisory Council and the Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council. The Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Council advises the FCC Chairman on matters of technology evolution and security that relate to the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure.
Vogt holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Saint Louis University, where he also played Division I NCAA baseball.