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Avaya Announces Executive Appointments


Avaya announced new appointments and changes to the company's senior executive committee.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced new appointments and changes to the company's senior executive committee.

  • Marc Randall joins Avaya as senior vice president and general manager for Avaya Networking. A highly respected veteran of the networking industry, Randall most recently served as vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' Scalable Network Business Unit. He has also held positions as president and CEO for Force10 Networks and senior vice president of Brocade Communications.
  • Gary Barnett moves to the executive staff to lead Avaya Collaboration Infrastructure as senior vice president and general manager. Barnett joined Avaya last April, most recently leading the Unified Communications Applications team. Prior to Avaya, Barnett held positions as CEO for Prospect Software and president and CEO for Aspect Communications.
  • Brett Shockley will take on responsibility for Avaya Applications including the Contact Center and Unified Communications portfolios, as well as maintain oversight of Emerging Technology as senior vice president and general manager. Shockley recently led the company's Corporate Development, Strategy and Innovation team, where he played a key role in defining and articulating Avaya's strategic direction and product innovation.
  • Dr. Alan Baratz becomes senior vice president for Corporate Development and Strategy, with related responsibilities for mergers, acquisitions and alliances, company pricing models, market intelligence and analyst relations. Baratz most recently served as senior vice president and president of Avaya's Global Communications Solutions (GCS) unit.

All of these senior executives will report to Avaya president and CEO, Kevin J. Kennedy.


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Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit


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