Avaya Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

Posted Date: 
11 Feb 2019
Company Press Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) today announced that Kieran McGrath will assume the role of Senior Vice President and CFO of Avaya effective February 15, 2019 and Pat O’Malley will transition to serve as Senior Vice President, 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. During McGrath’s tenure at CA, the company returned to consecutive years of revenue growth primarily driven by software as a service cloud revenue. Prior to CA, he served in several key finance and operations leadership roles during a lengthy career at IBM, including six years as the Vice President of Finance for the IBM Software Group. 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.