Avaya sees more exec changes as channel partner boss steps down


Avaya, which is continuing to evolve its channel partner strategy, has announced Jeremy Butt, its worldwide channel vice president, will leave the company in March.

The UC vendor said Butt's job would be eliminated and said in a statement that Tom Mitchell, SVP and president of Avaya's Go to Market, would take over Butt's responsibilities.

"Jeremy is ready to take on a new challenge outside of Avaya, and we wish him the very best in his endeavors," a spokesperson said.

Butt joined Avaya from Motorola in 2008, and he has been integral in its transition toward the broader, partner-led sale of its full technology portfolio, including a stepped-up focus on contact center, unified communications and data networking by its roughly 1,800 U.S.-based solution providers.

Earlier this month, Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, unveiled several other senior executive changes.

Marc Randall joined Avaya as SVP and GM for Avaya Networking, coming over from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), where he had been VP and GM of Cisco Systems' Scalable Network Business Unit. Gary Barnett was named to lead Avaya Collaboration Infrastructure as SVP and GM. Brett Shockley will take on responsibility for Avaya Applications including the Contact Center and Unified Communications portfolios, as well as maintain oversight of Emerging Technology as senior vice president and general manager. Dr. Alan Baratz was named SVP for Corporate Development and Strategy.

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