Semafone Appoints Avaya Vet Gary Levy to Americas CRO

Semifone is investing in its products, partners and overall operation.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 11, 2021

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Businessman selecting a new hire from a group

Semafone has hired Avaya vet Gary Levy, most recently with Oracle, as chief revenue officer of the Americas.

Levy will oversee Semafone’s Americas region and revenue-generating operations, including pre-sales, direct sales and channel sales. He’ll focus on growing the organization’s go-to-market capabilities and securing technology alliances to accelerate product development. He’ll also bring Semafone’s portfolio into new and existing global markets.

Semafone provides secure cloud, hybrid and on-premises solutions to contact centers and all businesses accepting payments.


Semafone’s Gary Levy

“Today, a successful partnership is built around long-lasting relationships that generate new opportunities,” Levy said. “And Semafone is perfectly positioned to be that partner of choice, helping companies differentiate themselves from their competitors by delivering the right solutions to solve complex issues securely and with ease.”

Long Channel History

Before Semafone and Oracle, Levy’s tenure with Avaya lasted nearly 30 years. There, he was vice president of Americas channel sales, transforming partnerships and driving sales across five regions.

Most recently, Levy served as Oracle‘s vice president of worldwide enterprise alliances and channels. There, he was responsible for fostering critical relationships, partnerships and alliances to transform the global channel ecosystem. His understanding and experience of contact centers, security and compliance operations will be pivotal to Semafone’s continued success.

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“Throughout my career, I’ve developed a deep understanding of the challenges organizations face when it comes to balancing security with a positive customer experience, and I look forward to putting those insights to work here,” Levy said. “I am excited to join the talented Semafone team, and lead strategic activities and partnerships in the Americas during a pivotal time of international expansion.”

Gary Barnett is Semafone‘s CEO.

“Organizations of all sizes must navigate compliance and security challenges, and our commitment to providing the best security solutions to customers and partners remains steadfast,” he said . “This is an ideal time to bring Gary on board as we continue investing in our products, partners and overall operations to prioritize the security, safety and compliance for current and future customers around the globe.”

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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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