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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Watkins

65 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Chirico

59 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrick O'Malley

59 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

David Vellequette

61 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance

Shefali Shah

46 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

William Rowe

40 2017 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Cloud

Nicholas Nikolopoulos

50 2017 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development and Marketing

Jaroslaw Glembocki

61 2017 Senior Vice President - Operations

Laurent Philonenko

59 2017 Senior Vice President - Solutions & Technology

Mike McCarthy

2018 Vice President of Investor Relations

Stephan Scholl

47 2017 Independent Director

Susan Spradley

57 2017 Independent Director

Stanley Sutula

52 2017 Independent Director

Scott Vogel

42 2017 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 to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Seagate Technology PLC, a publicly-traded (NASDAQ: STX) 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: since April 2009, Flex Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX), a $23.8 billion in annual revenues in fiscal 2017 electronics design manufacturer; and since August 2008, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), a $2.2 billion in annual revenues in fiscal 2017 manufacturer of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Mr. Watkins previously served as a member of the board of directors at Seagate Technology from 2000 until 2009. He was a Non-Executive Director at MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) from 2002 until 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas in 1976.

James Chirico

Mr. James M. Chirico, Jr., 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 PLC (NASDAQ: STX), 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.

Patrick O'Malley

Mr. Patrick J. O'Malley is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Previously, from October 2015 to October 2017, he served as Senior Vice President for Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) with responsibility for overseeing strategic and operational initiatives. From August 2008 to October 2015, Mr. O’Malley served as Seagate’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From October 2005 to August 2008, he served as Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer, responsible for Corporate Accounting, Reporting, Treasury, Credit and Collections and Risk Management along with Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and support for Seagate’s Business Unit General Managers, Sales and other functions. From 2004 to 2005, he was Seagate’s Senior Vice President, Consumer Electronics Business Development. Mr. O’Malley joined Seagate in 1988 and has held various management roles within the Finance organization including Manager of Consolidation and Cost Accounting, Director of Finance - Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Senior Director of Finance for Oklahoma City Operations, Sr. Director of Finance for Desktop Design, VP of Finance for Recording Media Operations and Senior Vice President of Finance for Manufacturing Operations.

David Vellequette

Mr. David W. Vellequette is Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. He has more than 20 years of financial experience with a diverse set of technology companies. Prior to joining the company in October 2012, Vellequette served most recently as the chief financial officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), 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 Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 1996) and later as vice president of finance supporting Cisco's service provider line of business.

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 January 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. (NASDAQ: VRNT) 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. Ms. Shah holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.

William Rowe

Mr. William Mercer Rowe is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Cloud of the Company. Previously, he served as Vice President, Strategic Partners at IBM from February 2016 to December 2017. Prior to that he held a variety of positions at VMWare, Inc. from April 2009 through February 2016, including Chief Executive Officer of VMWare vCloud Service G.K. from October 2014 through February 2016. Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Nikolopoulos

Mr. Nicholas Nikolopoulos is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development and Marketing of the Company. Previously, from May 2015 to October 2017, he served as Chief M&A Counsel and Head of Business Transformation for Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD) overseeing M&A transactions and business transformation initiatives. From February 2013 to April 2015, he served as Vice President of Corporate Operations and Business Transformation at Avaya Inc., responsible for the company’s business transformation programs and initiatives. From April 2007 to February 2013, he served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) and from July 2001 to April 2007, he served a Director of Business Development for Tyco Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: TEL) (now TE Connectivity Ltd.), responsible for submarine cable joint ventures and public safety radio communications projects. Prior to 2001, Mr. Nikolopoulos served in a variety roles with telecom start-ups in Europe funded by Warburg Pincus and prior to that he served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for Orion Satellite Systems. Mr. Nikolopoulos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Juris Doctorate from the Chicago Kent College of Law.

Jaroslaw Glembocki

Mr. Jaroslaw S. Glembocki is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer of Solexant Corp., a developer of third-generation ultrathin-film PV technology, from March 2011 until October 2011. From June 2009 until March 2011, Mr. Glembocki was engaged in various consulting projects. Prior to that, Mr. Glembocki served as Senior Vice President of Recording Heads and Media Operations at Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX), from October 2000 until May 2009.

Laurent Philonenko

Mr. Laurent Philonenko is Senior Vice President - Solutions & Technology of the Company. Immediately prior to that, he served as our Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy beginning in November 2013. Prior to joining Avaya, Mr. Philonenko served as Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group from November 2012 to October 2013 and he was a Vice President and General Manager of three business units at Cisco from June 2004 to November 2012. He also served as the COO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories from July 2002 to December 2003 and CEO from December 2003 to May 2004. Mr. Philonenko is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and earned his master’s degree in Management Science from Paris University.

Mike McCarthy

Mr. Mike McCarthy is Vice President of Investor Relations of the Company. In this role, he will lead all activities associated with the company's global investor community, including broadening awareness of Avaya among institutional and other investors, leading dialogue and educating current and prospective investors about the company's business strategy, performance and outlook.

Stephan Scholl

Mr. Stephan Scholl is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Scholl is currently President at Infor, Inc., a privately-held provider of enterprise software products and services with $2.8 billion in annual revenues in fiscal 2017, a position he has held since 2012. Previously, from 2011 until 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawson Software. He helped merge Lawson into Infor in 2012. He joined Infor in 2010 as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Consulting. Before that, Mr. Scholl held various leadership roles at Oracle Corporation (NADAQ: ORCL) including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Tax and Utilities Business after serving as Senior Vice President of the North America Consulting business. He joined Oracle in 2005 with the company’s acquisition of PeopleSoft. He earned a Bachelor degree in Education from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1993.

Susan Spradley

Ms. Susan Louise Spradley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Spradley is 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 JDS Uniphase Corporation), a publicly-traded provider of strategic network solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) with $906 million in fiscal 2016. 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 the board of Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO), a global provider of RF systems and semiconductor technologies, a position she has held since January 2017. Additionally, since 2012 Ms. Spradley has served as Chairman of the board of directors of US Ignite. From October 2011 until November 2012, she served on the board of directors of EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF). She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1983 and the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School in 2000.

Stanley Sutula

Mr. Stanley J. Sutula is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sutula is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), a publicly-traded business-to-business provider of equipment, software and services, a position he has held since February 2017. From January 2015 to January 2017, he was Vice President and Controller at IBM (NYSE: IBM), was IBM’s Vice President and Treasurer from January 2014 until January 2015 and from May 2008 to January 2014, he served as Vice President of Finance and Planning for IBM’s approximately $38 billion Global Technology Services business. Before that, he served as Vice President of Finance and Planning for IBM’s Americas Geography. Mr. Sutula joined IBM in 1988. Mr. Sutula earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University in 1995.

Scott Vogel

Mr. Scott D. Vogel is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vogel is currently serving as 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 serves on the Board of Directors of the following public companies: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. since April 2017, Key Energy Services, Inc. since December 2016 and Arch Coal, Inc. since October 2016. He previously served on numerous boards of directors and ad hoc creditor and equity committees throughout his career. Mr. Vogel is a member of the Olin Alumni Board of Washington University and a member of the Advisory Board of Grameen America. Mr. Vogel earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in 1997 and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.