Avaya has announced that Kieran McGrath will assume the role of senior vice president and CFO, effective February 15, 2019. Pat O’Malley will transition to serve as senior vice president for growth initiatives.
McGrath and O’Malley will both report to president and CEO Jim Chirico.
McGrath has thirty-plus years of technology industry financial, operational and transformational experience in software as a service, cloud computing, and technology services. McGrath will be responsible for financial governance and management of Avaya’s financial operations, including overall responsibility for the controller organization, financial planning, treasury, tax and investor relations.
Joining Avaya in in 2017, O’Malley led the financial transformation of the company as it sought to restructure its financial position and transition to a publicly-traded company. O’Malley will be responsible for accelerating strategic, cross-functional initiatives.
In addition to its CFO transition, Avaya announced that Laurent Philonenko, senior vice president of 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.