Telecom Lead America: Avaya has appointed Dave Vellequette
as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Vellequette replaces Anthony Massetti, who is departing
Vellequette joins the Avaya Executive Council and will
report to CEO Kevin Kennedy.
Kevin J. Kennedy, president and CEO, Avaya, said Dave’s
deep financial expertise and track record of success make him an excellent
addition to Avaya’s senior leadership team.
Kennedy added that as Avaya continues to focus on serving
our customers and maintaining industry leadership with compelling business
collaboration and communications solutions, Dave’s experience in diverse
technology companies will be a significant asset in advancing our strategy.
Before joining Avaya, Vellequette worked with JDSU as the
chief financial officer, a role he held since June 2005. He joined JDSU in 2004
as vice president and operations controller.
Prior to joining JDSU, Vellequette was vice president of
worldwide sales and service operations at Openwave Systems.
Between 1992 and 2002, he held positions of increasing
responsibility at Cisco Systems, first as corporate controller of StrataCom
(acquired by Cisco in 1996) and later as vice president of finance supporting
Cisco’s service provider line of business.