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Avaya Holdings Corp (AVYA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Watkins

66 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Chirico

61 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kieran McGrath

60 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Shefali Shah

47 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Edward Nalbandian

60 2018 Senior Vice President and President, Services

Gaurav Passi

45 2018 Senior Vice President and President, Cloud

Kevin Speed

44 2019 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Stephan Scholl

48 2017 Independent Director

Susan Spradley

58 2017 Independent Director

Stanley Sutula

53 2017 Independent Director

Scott Vogel

43 2017 Independent Director

Jacqueline Yeaney

50 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Watkins

Mr. William D. Watkins is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Watkins was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imergy Power Systems, a privately-held energy storage solutions company, from January 2015 and September 2013, respectively, until August 2016. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board at Bridgelux, Inc., from February 2013 to December 2013 and as its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to February 2013. Prior, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Seagate Technology, a publicly-traded provider of electronic data storage technologies and systems, from 2004 until 2009, and before that he was Seagate’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He joined Seagate in 1996 with the company’s acquisition of Conner Peripherals. Mr. Watkins currently sits on two public company boards: FLEX LTD., an electronics design manufacturer, since April 2009; and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a manufacturer of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, since August 2008. Mr. Watkins previously served as a Board Member at Seagate Technology from 2000 until 2009. He was a Non-Executive Director at MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. from 2002 until 2004.

James Chirico

Mr. James M. Chirico is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to that, from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was also named Head of Global Sales in November 2016. Previously he served as our Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Restructuring Officer from June 14, 2010 through August 31, 2016. He served as President, Operations from January 2008 until June 14, 2010 and was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer on February 3, 2009. Prior to joining Avaya, from February 1998 to November 2007, Mr. Chirico held various senior management positions at Seagate Technology, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of hard disc drives, including Executive Vice President, Global Disc Storage Operations, from February 2006 until November 2007, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Operations, from September 2000 to February 2006. In addition, Mr. Chirico served on the Board of Directors of Caraustar Industries, Inc., an integrated manufacturer of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products, from 2009 until 2013.

Kieran McGrath

Mr. Kieran J. McGrath is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. McGrath joined the Company on January 31, 2019 as Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McGrath served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA Technologies, a global leader in software solutions that simplify complex enterprise environments, from November 2016 until November 2018 when that company became a subsidiary of Broadcom Inc. Prior to that, he served as CA Technologies’ Senior Vice President and interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2016 to November 2016, and as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller upon joining the company in September 2014 until July 2016. Prior to that, Mr. McGrath was Vice President, Finance at International Business Machines Corporation, a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, where he held various senior executive finance positions across the company, including leading the finance department for IBM’s Software Group, from January 2009 until August 2014..

Shefali Shah

Ms. Shefali A. Shah is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of the Company. Previously she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Era Group Inc. from March 2014 until December 2017. Prior to that Ms. Shah served as Era Group Inc.’s Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from February 2013 through February 2014. From June 2006 to February 2013, Ms. Shah held several positions with Comverse Technology, Inc., including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Shah served on the Board of Directors of Verint Systems Inc. from August 2007 until February 2013. Prior thereto, she was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP from September 2002 to May 2006 and Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, P.C. from September 1996 to September 2002.

Edward Nalbandian

Mr. Edward Nalbandian is Senior Vice President and President, Services of the Company. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Products and Services (SPS) from September 2016 until September 2017 and President of Enabling Managed Services, LLC from September 2014 until September 2016. Prior to that he served as Avaya’s Vice President of Managed Services from 2008 until 2014. Early in his career, he ran managed services at IBM and AT&T.

Gaurav Passi

Mr. Gaurav Passi is a Senior Vice President and President, Cloud of the Company. Previously he served as Executive Vice President of Products and Technology of Five9 Inc., a provider of cloud software for contact centers, from January 2017 until September 2018. Prior to that Mr. Passi served as Five9’s Executive Vice President, Product Management and Application Development from November 2015 to January 2017, Executive Vice President of Product Management from January 2015 to November 2015 and Senior Vice President of Product Management from August 2013 to December 2014. From October 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Passi served as the Head of Product & Technology at Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services, a provider of cloud-based business communications solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Passi worked in several management positions at Amdocs Inc., Ciena and Rainmaker Systems.

Kevin Speed

Mr. Kevin Speed is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. He joined the Company on February 11, 2019 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Speed served as the Senior Vice President, General Auditor of CA Technologies, a global leader in software solutions that simplify complex enterprise environments, from January 2016 to November 2018 when the company became a subsidiary of Broadcom Inc. Mr. Speed remained a CA Technologies employee until February 8, 2019. While serving as CA Technologies’ Senior Vice President, General Auditor he also served as Executive Sponsor, Finance Rotation Program of CA Technologies from January 2016 until November 2018. Prior to that role he was CA Technologies’ Vice President, Corporate Business Development from April 2015 to January 2016 and served in various roles in Corporate Accounting and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis from the time he joined the company in October 2006 through April 2015. Prior to joining CA Technologies, Mr. Speed was a Senior Manager in the KPMG LLP metro New York office and a Manager in the Arthur Andersen LLP metro New York office. Mr. Speed has no family relationship with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers.

Stephan Scholl

Mr. Stephan Scholl is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Scholl is currently Advisor to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer at Infor, Inc., a privately-held provider of enterprise software products and services, a position he has held since July 11, 2018. Prior to that, from April 2012 until July 11, 2018, he served as President of Infor, Inc. Previously, from 2011 until 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawson Software, Inc. He helped merge Lawson into Infor in 2012. He joined Infor in 2010 as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Consulting. Earlier, Mr. Scholl held various leadership roles at Oracle Corporation, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Tax and Utilities Business and before that as Senior Vice President of the North America Consulting business. He joined Oracle in 2005 with the company’s acquisition of PeopleSoft.

Susan Spradley

Ms. Susan Louise Spradley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Spradley is Chief Executive Officer of Motion Intelligence, Inc., a SaaS company specializing in mobile device location and identification services, a position she has held since December 2017. She is also a partner in the Tap Growth Group, a senior executive consulting firm focused on helping new ventures and Fortune 500 companies drive growth, a position she has held since August 2017. In addition, Ms. Spradley is the principal of Spradley Consulting LLC, a consulting firm that she founded in February 2017 that offers management consulting and leadership and talent coaching. Previously, she served in senior executive roles at Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU), a publicly-traded provider of strategic network solutions. She was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Product Line Management and Design from 2015 to January 2017, and before that she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Test & Measurement Business Unit from 2013 to 2015. From April 2011 to December 2012, Ms. Spradley was the CEO/Executive Director of US Ignite, a White House and National Science Foundation initiative focused on applications for smart city implementation. Prior to serving at US Ignite, Ms. Spradley was President of the North America region at Nokia Siemens Networks and an Executive Board Member. She served in a variety of roles at Nortel before her work at Nokia Siemens Networks, most recently as President of Global Services. Ms. Spradley currently sits on two public company boards: Qorvo, a global provider of RF systems and semiconductor technologies, a position she has held since January 2017, and NetScout Systems, Inc., a leading provider of service assurance, security and business analytics, a position she has held since April 2018. Additionally, since 2012 Ms. Spradley has served as Chairman of the board of directors of US Ignite, a non-profit organization.

Stanley Sutula

Mr. Stanley J. Sutula is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sutula is currently an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that helps its clients navigate the complex world of commerce, and has served in this capacity since February 2017. From January 2015 to January 2017, he was Vice President and Controller of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a global company that creates value for clients through integrated solutions and products that leverage data, information technology, deep expertise in industries and business processes, and a broad ecosystem of partners and alliances. From January 2014 to January 2015, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of IBM and from May 2008 to January 2014 he served as Vice President – Finance and Planning (Chief Financial Officer) of IBM’s Global Technology Services business. From 1988 to 2008, he held a number of positions at IBM including several leadership positions in the United States and Europe.

Scott Vogel

Mr. Scott D. Vogel is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vogel is currently a Managing Member of Vogel Partners LLC, a private investment firm and has served in that capacity since July 2016. From 2002 through July 2016, he was a Managing Director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, L.L.C., investing in distressed debt securities. From 1999 to 2001, he worked at MFP Investors, L.L.C. investing in special situations and turnaround opportunities. Prior to MFP Investors, he was an investment banker at Chase Securities. Mr. Vogel has served on numerous boards during his career and is currently on the Board of Directors of the following public companies: Seadrill Ltd. since July 2018, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. since April 2017, Key Energy Services, Inc. since December 2016 and Arch Coal, Inc. since October 2016; his service on the Arch Coal, Inc. Board of Directors will end in May 2019. Mr. Vogel is a member of the Olin Alumni Board of Washington University and a member of the Advisory Board of Grameen America.

Jacqueline Yeaney

Ms. Jacqueline E. Yeaney is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Yeaney was most recently the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Ellucian, a privately-held provider of software and services for higher education management, from January 2017 until April 1, 2019. She served as the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Marketing of Red Hat, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of open source software solutions, from 2011 to 2016 after serving as a consultant to Red Hat from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that she served as the chief marketing officer at Premiere Global Services, Inc., EarthLink, Inc. and HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Yeaney was also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where she held the highest level security clearance. Previously Ms. Yeaney served as a Non-Executive Director at Promethean World Limited from 2014 to 2015.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Watkins

324,360

James Chirico

32,871,900

Kieran McGrath

--

Shefali Shah

4,001,830

Edward Nalbandian

3,102,060

Gaurav Passi

--

Kevin Speed

--

Stephan Scholl

324,360

Susan Spradley

324,360

Stanley Sutula

324,360

Scott Vogel

324,360

Jacqueline Yeaney

--
As Of  30 Sep 2018