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Avaya Appoints Gordon Blackie as Vice President, Americas International


Experienced leader will focus on growing Avaya’s enterprise and midmarket segments


Markham, ON, – Avaya today announced the appointment of Gordon Blackie as Vice President, Americas International (AI) Theater Sales, where he will oversee sales, service and support across Avaya’s portfolios of Unified Communications and Collaboration, Customer Experience Management, Networking Solutions and Small and Medium Business technologies.


Gordon Blackie brings more than 25 years of experience, combining a technical foundation in IT and Telecom with sales, technical and leadership skills. His focus will be to deliver tremendous business value through Avaya’s engagement portfolio of solutions for the enterprise and midmarket segments in AI.


Gordon Blackie will continue to execute on the growth strategy put in place by his predecessor Michel Houde - who will be taking on a new role inside Avaya leading key strategic initiatives for the sales organization.


As Avaya’s traction in the midmarket continues to grow worldwide, with more than 425,000 IP Office systems in use by companies supporting more than 15 million users, Gordon Blackie is tasked with furthering Avaya’s new segmentation model and continuing momentum in Canada, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and South America.


Designed to facilitate long-lasting and successful relationships between companies and their customers, Avaya’s Team and Customer Engagement Solutions create Mobile Engagement Environments which bring companies closer to their customers and workforce, resulting in increases in repeat purchases, referrals, feedback and higher retention.


Before joining Avaya, Gordon Blackie was Client Director at Cisco where his priority was to create a seamless customer experience establishing trusted advisor status at the executive level.



“I look forward to continuing to execute on the growth strategy put in place by Michel Houde, whose leadership was truly transformational for the company. Striving for operational excellence, I also look to further drive our success in midmarket, enterprise and with our business partners.  Avaya’s portfolio of solutions is robust and I will continue to grow our cloud, networking and mobility offerings to ensure we bring our clients closer to their customers and their workforce. Success for me is to see our clients build a strong business lead by repeat purchases, referrals, feedback and employee retention.”


  • Gordon Blackie, Vice President, Americas International Theater Sales, Avaya AI


About Avaya:

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage.  Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services.  For more information please visit




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