Avaya appoints Kieran McGrath SVP, CFO
Avaya Holdings announced that Kieran McGrath will assume the role of SVP and CFO of Avaya effective February 15, 2019 and Pat O'Malley will transition to serve as SVP, Growth Initiatives. McGrath and O'Malley will both report to Jim Chirico, Avaya President and CEO. McGrath has thirty-plus years of technology industry financial, operational and transformational experience in software as a service, cloud computing, and technology services. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO at CA Technologies from July 2016 until the company's acquisition in November 2018. In his new role, O'Malley will be responsible to accelerate strategic, cross-functional initiatives that are fundamental to Avaya's primary objective of revenue growth in fiscal 2019. In addition to its CFO transition, Avaya announced that Laurent Philonenko, SVP, Innovation, will be departing the company this month to assume the role of CEO for a customer experience management organization that is a business partner to Avaya.