Santa Clara, Calif. – December 2, 2019 – To further drive the transformation and growth of its business and strengthen its leadership team, Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced it has appointed Jon Brinton as vice president, North America Channel Sales. Brinton will be responsible for Avaya’s channel sales strategy, driving growth and profitability by supporting the success of its extensive network of partners, distributors and resellers, while building and managing enablement programs focused on recruiting, educating, and empowering this important route-to-market.
Brinton comes to Avaya from Mitel Networks, where he was President of the Cloud Division from its inception through expansion to a global market share leader in the Unified Communications as a Service market. In addition, he held positions with worldwide responsibility for Contact Center solutions and other senior leadership roles. Prior to Mitel, Brinton’s two decades of leadership included a number of key senior management roles for companies in the networking and communications industry.
“Avaya continues to attract remarkably high-caliber talent, with a mandate to transform the company as the partner-of-choice for communications solutions spanning SMB to the Enterprise with an emphasis on cloud and new subscription models,” said Frank Ciccone, Avaya senior vice president, North America Sales. “Our network of channel partners, distributors and resellers is unmatched and vitally important to our growth, and we are excited to have Jon lead our channel team. His track record and leadership experience will be a tremendous asset for Avaya and our partners.”
“I am pleased to be joining Avaya at such an important time, as the company works to reshape a customer-driven approach to delivering innovation in its communications and collaboration solutions,” Brinton said. “I am also excited about the opportunity to build the partner infrastructure to help drive the success of the new Avaya Cloud Office UCaaS offer resulting from the recent partnership with RingCentral. Avaya has tremendous market presence and brand strength, and I look forward to enabling growth and strengthening the company’s sales channel, and creating a consistent approach to programmatically identify, target, and recruit partners that align with the company’s goals to bolster our channel and better meet the needs of our customers.”
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