SOURCE: Avaya

Avaya

September 19, 2016 09:00 ET

Avaya VP Joe Jacob Named to Top Midmarket IT Executives by The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - Avaya today announced that Joe Jacob, vice president of Midmarket Sales, has been named to The Channel Company's Top Midmarket IT Executives list. This annual list honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket.

The Avaya Midmarket Solutions portfolio includes telephony, unified communications, mobility, video, multi-channel contact centers, and networking-available both on-premises and in the cloud. Avaya engineers solutions that are simple to use and manage, deliver real business results and low total cost of ownership.

Joe is a results-oriented professional with a track record of successful outcomes derived from putting the customer first. As a highly-engaged sales leader, he builds motivated sales teams, ensuring field alignment and partner buy-in. His unique ability to fuel growth combined with his experience in selling across market segments through Channel and direct routes to market make him the perfect leader for the Avaya Midmarket Sales organization.

"Joe is all about customer value and sales execution," said Derrell James, SVP, U.S. Field Sales and Operations at Avaya. "He has developed a profound expertise for navigating the relationships between customers and partners, and through a steady focus on communication, he understands the nuances of various go-to-market requirements that deliver value throughout the chain. We are honored that Joe has been recognized as a Top Midmarket IT Executive and look forward to his continuing success."

"The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit are proud to recognize these individuals and the companies they represent for their remarkable efforts to meet the unique IT needs of this fast-growing industry," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. "The winners will be honored at this year's Midsize Enterprise Summit West event this month in Austin, Texas, the nation's largest gathering of midmarket senior IT executives and the ideal venue in which to honor these deserving leaders. We congratulate each of the honorees and look forward to their continued success."

The Top Midmarket IT Executives List will be announced at the 2016 Midsize Enterprise Summit West, to be held at the JW Marriot Hotel in Austin, Texas, Sept. 18-20.

About Avaya

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications -technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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