Avaya Appoints New Head of SME Division

Avaya has appointed Anthony Bartolo as vice president and general manager of their Integrated Office Communications division. In this role, Bartolo will lead the company’s small and medium enterprise (SME) initiatives at a time when the vendor sees more companies in this market seeking effective communications solutions to manage costs while enhancing customer service and worker productivity.

Bartolo joins Avaya from Skyrider Inc., where he was President and CEO. Skyrider is a technology company specialising in the design and marketing of peer-to–peer networking solutions. Prior to Skyrider Inc., Bartolo served in multiple leadership roles, including vice president and general manager of the radio frequency identification and wireless infrastructure divisions at Symbol Technologies, now part of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility division. Before Symbol Technologies, Bartolo also served in senior management roles in marketing, product management and product development at Nortel Networks.

“While challenging, the current economic climate can be an opportunity to help small and medium enterprises use communications strategically to remove excess costs and drive efficiency,” said Bartolo. “Cost-effective solutions like Avaya’s IP Office deliver highly-integrated productivity tools that efficiently scale along with a business – as it grows from a very small into a much larger organization – providing an intelligent groundwork for future success.”