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Alan Masarek Takes Helm as Avaya’s New President, CEO

Alan Masarek, a three-decade software and cloud technology industry veteran, has assumed the dual role of president and CEO at Avaya (NYSE: AVYA).

He succeeds Jim Chirico, who departed the company after nearly 15 years of service, and will also serve as a member of the board of directors, Avaya said Thursday.

Masarek joins the North Carolina-based cloud communications company from Vonage Holdings, where he most recently served as CEO and a board member.

He previously worked at Google as a former director of Chrome and Apps following the search engine provider’s acquisition of his productivity software company Quickoffice.

Masarek also serves on the boards at contact data management firm SalesIntel, additive manufacturing company Markforged and connected vehicle data start-up Wejo, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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