Mitel has pulled in Paul Riordan as Vice President Channels, International.
He will work with Mitel’s network of resellers, service providers and distributors to grow market share in the EMEA and APAC regions.
Riordan will take a leading role in driving Mitel’s integrated Global Partner Program, which consolidates and unifies Mitel’s partner program across regions.
Riordan has held several roles internationally in US and European markets.
As VP Worldwide Strategy UCC at Atos he oversaw the development of the go-to-market approach, pricing, margin quality improvement programme and customer quality and satisfaction initiatives.
His 25-year career in communications technology also includes leadership positions at Avaya, Juniper Networks and Cisco.
Riordan will report to Jeremy Butt, Mitel’s Senior Vice President of International.
“Whether they need a UC solution for greater control or are taking their first steps towards cloud, businesses rely on the channel in making these strategic decisions,” said Butt.
“With his depth of experience in managing channel relationships, Paul will be instrumental in ensuring partners are well-equipped to solve end customers’ communications challenges.”
Riordan added: “Our aim is to work closely alongside the channel to help organisations leverage innovative communications and collaboration tools, to become more productive and deliver better customer experiences.”