Avaya Names Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) has announced a strategic addition to its management team as Anthony Bartolo will join the company as Chief Product Officer effective December 9, 2019, the company said.

Bartolo will be responsible for product development, product management, emerging technologies and corporate strategy across the company´s premise and cloud-based UC, CC, and collaboration solutions. Bartolo will report to Avaya president and CEO Jim Chirico.

Bartolo´s decorated career spans nearly three decades. He returns to Avaya after having spent the last several years at Tata Communications Limited where he served as its executive vice president and chief product officer, most recently based in Singapore. Prior to Tata, Bartolo was vice president at Avaya in both the unified communications and contact center business units responsible for product development and the SMB business segment.

The company also announced additional executive changes. Chris McGugan, SVP of Solutions and Technology will assume the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer reporting to Bartolo. The company also announced the departure of Gaurav Passi, SVP and president of Cloud effective today.