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  • 18 August 2010 09:09

Avaya Strengthens Team with Four New Sales Appointments in Australia

Growth-focused appointments In line with Avaya’s commitment of doubling business in the next 2-3 years across APAC. Michael Stein appointed Northern Region Sales Director Simon Wilson named Account Director NSW Michael Knaggs is New Business Account Manager Victoria Martyn Przybylak named Public Sector Account Director Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania

Michael Stein is responsible for leading Avaya sales in NSW and Queensland. Based in Sydney, Stein joins Avaya with over 25 years experience in management across the information technology and telecommunications industry. Most recently he has been working as a consultant to UXC but for the majority of his last seven years he has been in key leadership roles across Australia and New Zealand at Alcatel-Lucent.

According to Rob Wells, managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Avaya, “This is a terrific new hire for Avaya. Mike brings extensive experience in the areas of sales, strategy, change management, consulting, technology and organisational and financial management - we are delighted to have him onboard”.

Simon Wilson has over 14 years experience in the IT industry which he will utilise to help Avaya drive sales within Financial Services. He previously had his own consulting business focused on Contact Centre and Channel performance improvement and was also a Director in the consulting practice at PwC.

Martyn Przybylak will be responsible for driving Avaya business in public sector, health and education accounts in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Prior to his role at Avaya, Przybylak worked at Dimension Data for four years, and brings over ten years experience in the IT industry with a focus on Federal and State Government clients.

Michael Knaggs comes to Avaya from Cisco where he worked as an Account Manager. Knaggs takes on the role of Territory Account Manager for New Business in Victoria. “I’m impressed with the calibre and experience of all these new appointees. As Avaya aims to double its business in APAC in the next 2-3 years, these are precisely the kind of customer-focused, performance driven individuals we need to achieve our goals.” said Rob Wells. Avaya has recently received industry recognition for its solution offerings, being positioned in the leaders quadrant for Gartner’s 2010 Magic Quadrants for Unified Communications, Contact Centre and Corporate Telephony.

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