The Biggest IT Executive Moves Of 2022
Wade Tyler Millward
Sandy Hogan of Sada, Rick Ribas of Thrive, Sowmyanarayan Sampath of Verizon Business, Kevin Ichhpurani of Google Cloud and Nicole Dezen of Microsoft are among the listmakers.
During the summer, Alan Masarek became CEO of Avaya.
Masarek joined the Durham, N.C.-based unified communications business after more than five years as CEO of Vonage. He left Vonage in 2020.
His resume includes more than two years at Google as director of Chrome and applications. He joined with the 2012 acquisition of Quickoffice, which he co-founded in 2002.
He has now given himself the task of shifting the portfolio and customers entirely to cloud – private, multi-tenant or somewhere in between.
The company saw missed revenue targets and layoffs in 2022, but an updated and simplified product roadmap, investment in partners and exploration of hybrid cloud opportunities could make 2023 a different story.