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Avaya Names Four New Senior Level Execs

Avaya has made a handful of changes and appointments to its senior executive committee and leadership team.

In a Thursday press release, the company said Dr. Alan Baratz has been named senior vice president for corporate development and strategy. He will be responsible for the company’s merger, acquisition and alliance activity. His most recent position was as SVP and president of Avaya global communications solutions.

The company appointed Marc Randall SVP and GM for Avaya networking. Randall held previous positions with Cisco and was president and CEO for Force 10 Networks. He also served as SVP of Brocade Communications.

Gary Barnett is to be the SVP and GM for Avaya’s collaboration infrastructure business. The company said Barnett previously held positions with Prospect Software and Aspect Communications before joining Avaya in April 2011.

The company also appointed Brett Shockley to be responsible for Avaya applications, contact center and unified communications portfolios, in addition to his current oversight position as SVP and GM of emerging technology at Avaya.

The appointed senior executives will report to Kevin Kennedy, the company’s CEO and president.


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