BASKING RIDGE, NJ, Jun 03 (MARKET WIRE) —
Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and
services, today announced that Joel Hackney has been appointed Senior
Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and President of Field
Operations. In this role, Hackney replaces Todd Abbott. Abbott, who has
led the work of transforming Avaya’s go-to-market strategy over the last
two years, has decided to step down to pursue other interests and will
remain with Avaya during an appropriate transitional period.
“In the past six months, Avaya has undergone some significant and
exciting changes, including the rollout of several innovative products
and solutions. Today’s leadership changes will allow us to build on that
momentum and stay on track to deliver even more solutions that create
customer value and respond to the evolution in real-time business
communications and customer service,” said Kevin Kennedy, Avaya President
Hackney, who is currently leading the Avaya Data and Government Solutions
business units, will continue to drive the federal government business.
The data solutions organization will now report to Steve Bandrowczak, who
becomes Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Data Solutions.
Bandrowczak will serve as a member of the Avaya Executive Committee,
reporting directly to Avaya President and CEO Kevin Kennedy. Previously,
Bandrowczak served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Avaya Data
Solutions. Prior to joining Avaya, Bandrowczak led the North American
Enterprise Sales and Marketing team for Nortel and has also served as the
CIO for leading companies such as Lenovo, DHL and Avnet.
The company also announced today that Jim Chirico has been appointed
Executive Vice President, Business Operations. Chirico will retain his
current responsibilities and assume the added accountability of driving
cross-functional alignment of key workstreams, including Avaya growth,
transition, integration and restructuring activities.
These leadership changes are effective June 14th.
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications
systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers,
data solutions, and related services directly and through its channel
partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world.
Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art
communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service
and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
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