Distinguished Speaker – Jeffrey Citron

The Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology presents the Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring talks by leading professionals on essential business technology topics.

Jeffrey Citron

Winning Strategies for Starting, Growing and Managing an Innovative Company in the 21st Century

Jeffrey Citron
Chairman and Chief Strategist

October 25, 2006

About the event

A serial entrepreneur, this discussion will explore Jeffrey Citron’s experiences founding several successful startups that transformed their respective industries — Vonage, a leading provider of broadband telephone services being his most recent endeavor. Highlights of the talk will include insight into how he’s spotted several disruptive technologies, what they should consider when starting a business, how to manage growth. He will also share key learnings from his decade of experience reinventing several billion dollar industries: stock trading, electronic communications networks and telecommunications.


Jeffrey A. Citron served as Vonage’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 2001 through February 2006. He resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer and became the company’s Chief Strategist in February 2006. In 1995, Mr. Citron founded The Island ECN, a computerized trading system designed to automate the order execution process. Mr. Citron became the Chairman and CEO of Datek Online Holdings Corp. in February 1998 and departed The Island ECN and Datek in October 1999.

Attendance is free on a space available basis for qualified industry and academic professionals. For more information, please contact ibit@temple.edu.