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Nextiva Layoffs Impact 14% of Workforce, Including Partner Development Leader Hilary Gadda

Nextiva reportedly cited challenging economic times.

Edward Gately

December 6, 2022

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Just a few short months after her appointment, Nextiva has laid off Hilary Gadda from her role as head of partner development. She’s among numerous Nextiva workers that have been let go this week.

Nextiva has laid off 14% of its workforce impacting many departments. It also reportedly cited challenging economic times. The layoffs started around Thanksgiving and continued this week.

Nextiva verified cutting 14% of its workers. However, it didn’t comment further on the layoffs.

Keep up with our telecom-IT layoff tracker to see which companies are cutting jobs and the ensuing channel impact.

Nextiva hired Gadda in September. She announced her departure in a LinkedIn post:

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HIlary Gadda

“In September I thought I had found the dream job until it wasn’t. Like so many of my colleagues, I was laid off yesterday. I recently posted about my true tribe and how important they are to me and my success. Well, I had the good fortune in the last 90 days, to add many awesome new people to my true tribe! People I would never have met without this experience. You new true tribe members are my lemonade.”

Nextiva hired Gadda to build and oversee the cloud communications and digital workspace provider’s partner onboarding and development group. She left TPx, where she was director of national channel sales and development. After a 20-year stint with TelePacific/TPx, Gadda said she weighed her next move very carefully. She said the entrepreneurial spirit she felt at Nextiva drew her to the company.

Nextiva Latest Layoffs in Channel

Nextiva joins numerous other companies doing business in the channel that are laying off workers. Others include HP, Asana, Oracle, Salesforce, RingCentral, SADA and more.

Numerous other impacted Nextiva executives took to LinkedIn for help in finding other employment.

Among other Nextiva executives let go were Randy Miears, channel manager of Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas and Oklahoma, and Laura Trybula, senior account executive.

“After an eventful year and a half with Nextiva I was affected by the reduction in force (RIF) layoffs today along with about 17% of the company,” Trybula said in  LinkedIn post. “I am looking for a new role and would appreciate your support.”

Nextiva also laid off Juan A. Rodriguez, customer success manager.

“After a very rewarding year with Nextiva, I was affected by the recent layoffs in the tech industry,” he said on LinkedIn.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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