For Immediate Release:15 Aug 2012
BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services, today announced the appointment of Dave Vellequette as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Vellequette replaces Anthony Massetti, who is departing Avaya. Vellequette joins the Avaya Executive Council and will report to CEO Kevin Kennedy.
"Dave's deep financial expertise and track record of success make him an excellent addition to Avaya’s senior leadership team," said Kevin J. Kennedy, president and CEO, Avaya. "As Avaya continues to focus on serving our customers and maintaining industry leadership with compelling business collaboration and communications solutions, Dave’s experience in diverse technology companies will be a significant asset in advancing our strategy."
Vellequette was most recently the chief financial officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), a role he held since June 2005. He joined JDSU in 2004 as vice president and operations controller. Prior to joining JDSU, Vellequette was vice president of worldwide sales and service operations at Openwave Systems. Between 1992 and 2002, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Cisco Systems, first as corporate controller of StrataCom Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 1996) and later as vice president of finance supporting Cisco's service provider line of business.
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