SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

June 17, 2008 07:30 ET

Avaya Names Jeremy Butt to Lead Avaya Worldwide Channels

Highly Recognized Channel Executive Brings Significant Experience Working With Technology-Focused Distributors, Value-Added Resellers, Solution Providers

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, today announced that Jeremy Butt has joined the company as vice president of Worldwide Channels. Butt will lead the company's channel sales organization developing strategies and programs for more than 3400 system integrators, service providers, distributors, value-added resellers and solutions providers.

"As Avaya brings tighter focus to its core businesses of unified communications and contact center, it will be critical for us to scale our global channel programs to meet our growth objectives. Jeremy is a world class channel leader with the global expertise to execute our channel centric go-to-market," said Todd Abbott, senior vice president global sales, Avaya. "With his leadership, Avaya is now well-positioned to expand our partnerships with the channel worldwide."

Butt brings substantial experience and success in building channel programs to Avaya. He recently served as vice president of worldwide channels for Motorola's enterprise mobility business. At Motorola, he acquired a record of successes in evolving channel programs: first, within international regions and then on a global basis. He has also held executive tenures at WatchGuard Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Hayes Microcomputer Products.

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