Vice President, Business and Market Development
Dr. Marco Lafrentz, Vice President of Business and Market Development
As Vice President of Business and Market Development, Dr. Marco Lafrentz is an industry leader known for driving innovation, strategy, and new product development. Over the course of his impactful career, he has transformed a wholesale SMS aggregator into an enterprise-focused Service Provider and created a new product suite around the WhatsApp Business Solution by Meta, following the global trend towards conversational commerce and customer care.
Prior to joining netnumber Global Data Services, he spent almost a decade as VP of Products for a leading global application-to-person messaging operator and cloud communications provider. Here, he relaunched number portability products to emphasize the value of phone number information for enterprises for user registrations, customer outreach and account security.
Marco lives in Dortmund, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from TU Dortmund University. You will probably find him on a Beach Volleyball court or a sailing boat when he is not participating in telecom events or customer or sprint meetings.