Santa Clara, Calif. – November 19, 2019 - Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) today announced a strategic addition to its management team as Anthony Bartolo will join the company as Chief Product Officer effective December 9, 2019. Bartolo will be responsible for product development, product management, emerging technologies and corporate strategy across the company’s premise and cloud-based UC, CC, and collaboration solutions. Bartolo will report to Avaya president and CEO Jim Chirico.
“Anthony is a proven innovator, strategic thinker and operational executive with an impressive track record of leading large-scale, technology development organizations that span the entire communications ecosystem from unified communications to contact center to mobility and AI across cloud and premise-based consumption models,” said Jim Chirico, president and CEO Avaya. “Anthony’s leadership in building teams that deliver outstanding products with a customer-led focus makes him a perfect addition to the Avaya executive team, and he will be instrumental in shaping the growth trajectory of the company.”
Bartolo’s decorated career spans nearly three decades. He returns to Avaya after having spent the last several years at Tata Communications Limited where he served as its executive vice president and chief product officer, most recently based in Singapore. Prior to Tata, Bartolo was vice president at Avaya in both the unified communications and contact center business units responsible for product development and the SMB business segment.
“I am very excited to re-join Avaya, as the company enters the next phase of its amazing journey of transformation to a customer-led, cloud first company,” said Anthony Bartolo. “Avaya has a rich history as an innovator and communications leader, and has an incredible, loyal customer and partner base. I have great passion for taking a role where I can help amplify and build on that heritage. I very much look forward to hitting the ground running.”
Today the company also announced additional executive changes. Chris McGugan, SVP of Solutions and Technology will assume the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer reporting to Bartolo. The company also announced the departure of Gaurav Passi, SVP and president of Cloud effective today.