Mike Ansley Joins Avaya as Asia Pacific Business Lead; Pierre-Paul Allard Comments

Avaya-Logo_ExecutiveBizMike Ansley, formerly vice president of business markets at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) in Canada, has joined Avaya (NYSE: AV) as the Asia Pacific region business lead, Reseller News reported Tuesday.

James Henderson writes Ansley will succeed Mike Muller, who departs Avaya for other opportunities.

Pierre-Paul Allard, senior VP of worldwide sales and president of global field operations at Avaya, said Ansley brings more than 20 years of background in executive sales leadership, partner strategy, services, engineering and marketing to the company.

Ansley was most recently responsible for managing Cisco Systems Canada’s advanced technologies, verticals and architecture teams for data center and collaboration.

He previously served as managing director of partner and solutions organization within Cisco Systems Canada between September 2010 and July 2013.

Prior to joining Cisco, Ansley was also VP and general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions at 3Com, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), and previously VP of global sales and support at Redline Communications.

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