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Reuters: Avaya Mulls Buyout Offer From Private Equity Firm

An investment company offered to acquire Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) in a proposed deal valuing the telecommunications equipment maker at $5B, or more than $20 per share, Reuters reported Monday. The report said Santa Clara, Calif.-based Avaya aims to grow its communications software business and cloud-based technology portfolio. The leveraged buyout …

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Kieran McGrath Named Avaya SVP, CFO; Jim Chirico Quoted

Kieran McGrath, a more than 30-year technology industry veteran, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) in a move that will take effect on Feb. 15. He will directly report to Avaya President and CEO Jim Chirico and oversee the tech firm’s financial …

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Avaya Intros Location Reporting Tool for Emergency Communication Platforms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 24, 2018 — Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) has unveiled a new feature that works to support public safety communications and first responder operations by providing location data on an emergency caller’s device, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the location reporting technology will be integrated into its …

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Fortinet’s Bob Fortna Named AFCEA International Vice Chairman

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s (Nasdaq: FTNT) federal business, has been elected to AFCEA International’s board of directors as vice chairman. Fortna will assist the board chairman in overseeing AFCEA’s affairs and serve on the nonprofit organization’s budget and finance committee as vice chairman, AFCEA said Thursday. The announcement of his …

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Avaya Hires Chris McGugan as Chief Technology Strategist

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) has announced that Chris McGugan, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in communications technology, has rejoined the company as chief technology strategist, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. McGugan will be responsible for assessing customer requirements and market trends …

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Tara Dunning Rejoins Avaya as Chief Revenue Officer

Tara Dunning, formerly vice president of global sales operations at BroadSoft, has returned to Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) as chief revenue officer. Dunning will oversee sales and channel operations, pricing, offer development, tools and automation and other revenue-generation approaches as well as drive revenue predictability and accountability in the newly created …

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Avaya Names SVP, GM for New Cloud Business

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — Avaya has formed a new cloud business and hired Mercer Rowe, IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) former vice president of strategic partners for the Watson and cloud computing platforms, as the new unit’s senior VP and general manager, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday Rowe brings …

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Greg Pelton Returns to Avaya as Tech Strategy VP

Greg Pelton, former chief technology officer and vice president for infrastructure engineering at Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM), has rejoined Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) as VP for technology strategy at the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology company. Avaya said Wednesday Pelton will help shape a technology strategy as part of the company’s efforts …

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Avaya Contact Center Tech to Support ‘NORAD Tracks Santa’ Program; Jerry Dotson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Avaya will support the North American Aerospace Defense Command‘s annual program to track “Santa Claus” during Christmas with a contact center platform that will work to accommodate calls from the public, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Avaya Customer Engagement technology will help volunteers on …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Recent Executive Moves in the GovCon Industry

Weekly Roundup December 4 – December 8 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson In recent weeks the GovCon industry has experienced multiple significant executive shifts that are sure to leave an impact on the industry as a whole. Recent executive moves …

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