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A communications veteran joins Mitel from 8×8 with a strong track record of aligning data-driven sales and marketing moves to drive growth
DALLAS — Mitel, a global leader in business communications, today announced that Venkat Nagaswamy has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Nagaswamy will oversee Mitel’s global demand generation, field marketing, corporate brand and analyst relations efforts.
“I look forward to incorporating Venkat’s deep knowledge of digital demand generation and experience in aligning sales and marketing into the very strong foundation that our marketing team has built over the past few years” , said Tarun Loomba, President and CEO of Mitel. “I discovered that Venkat shares Mitel’s values, emphasizing responsibility, experimentation and innovation which are essential to our success. He will be a great addition to our global leadership team.
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“Mitel’s vision, value proposition and product portfolio are uniquely positioned to drive the unified communications industry forward,” said Nagaswamy. “As organizations of all sizes continue to adapt to the hybrid working world, communications experts like Mitel have become essential partners trusted to provide advice and innovative solutions that strengthen business continuity, employee growth and engagement. I am thrilled to join one of the oldest and most respected companies in the industry and look forward to working with the Mitel team to maximize the opportunities that arise from data-driven demand generation, of strong brand storytelling and deep channel relationships together in innovative ways.
Prior to joining Mitel, Nagaswamy was Global Vice President of Marketing at 8×8, where he successfully led the digital transformation of that company’s marketing functions. Nagaswamy was also co-founder and CEO of Mariana, a pioneering AI-for-marketing-tech company that used deep learning to identify, target and engage B2B customers. Previously, he also held leadership positions at Juniper Networks and McKinsey and Company.
Nagaswamy holds an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute. of Technology from Madras.
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