Avaya removing Jim Chirico; appoints Alan Masarek as new chief executive

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Avaya has appointed Alan Masarek as its president and CEO and as a member of Avaya’s board of directors. In a statement the company said it is removing its current chief executive and president Jim Chirico, who is resigning from the company board as well.

Mr. Masarek most recently served as CEO of Vonage. Prior to that, Mr. Masarek was Director, Chrome & Apps at Google, following Google’s acquisition of his prior company, Quickoffice, where he served as co-founder and CEO.

Mr. Masarek earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia.

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