Avaya Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team
Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) ("Avaya" or "the Company") today announced certain changes to its executive team as the Company continues executing on its transformation to subscription and cloud-delivered services. Kieran McGrath will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Becky Roof, Managing Director at global consulting firm AlixPartners, LLP, has been appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer. These changes are effective November 9, 2022, and Mr. McGrath has agreed to continue with Avaya in an advisory capacity until December 1, 2022 to ensure a smooth transition.
Additionally, the Company announced that Shefali Shah, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, will take on responsibilities in connection with strategic initiatives being implemented by Alan Masarek, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In connection with Ms. Shah’s assumption of these responsibilities, Vito Carnevale, the Company’s General Counsel, who oversees Avaya’s legal, compliance and security functions, will report to Mr. Masarek.
“Avaya’s transformation to subscription and cloud-delivered services is well underway, and we have made tremendous progress enhancing operating efficiency and delivering on our cost-reduction initiatives,” Mr. Masarek said. “I thank Kieran for his contributions to Avaya, including delaying his retirement to support my transition to the Company, and wish him all the best in his retirement. As we continue positioning the business for the long term, I look forward to benefitting from Becky’s expertise. We remain focused on continuing to provide our global customers with outstanding communications solutions and support, and investing in our long-range product roadmaps.”
Avaya has retained an outside executive search firm to help identify a permanent Chief Financial Officer.
About Becky Roof
Ms. Roof is a certified public accountant and seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of experience at global consulting firm AlixPartners, LLP. In her role as Managing Director, she provides advisory and C-suite interim management services to publicly traded companies and has previously served in an interim CFO capacity at a number of public and private companies.