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International IT exec moves up to head Avaya Canada sales

International IT exec moves up to head Avaya Canada sales 

Rejean Bourgault, formerly the vice-president of the company’s sales and operation, is now tasked with driving revenue growth and growing the footprint of Avaya in the Canadian market. Bourgault will report directly to Galib Karim, vice-president of Avaya’s Americas international operations.

With 28 years of experience in the IT industry, including international assignments in Europe and Asia, Bourgault has a proven track record spanning across operations, sales and engineering roles.


Bourgault joined Avaya and 2010 as vice-president of sales and operations for Canadian federal government accounts. He led his team to some of the largest and most strategic Canadian IT initiatives focusing on cloud and managed services opportunities, according to Avaya.

“I’m excited about this tremendous opportunity and eager to work closely with Avaya customers, service providers, partners and consultants to deliver superior communications experiences and support them through their digital transformation,” Bourgault said.

Bourgault is a member of the World Future Society and holds an Engineering Degree from Sherbrooke University.  He is also recognized for his thought leadership and delivering keynotes on technology to a wide array of audiences.

Before joining Avaya, Bourgault co-founded 5Deka Inc., a think tank focused on future technologies and industry trends.

320 Rejean Bourgault and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2013

Rejean Bourgault (left) with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2013

Prior to that, Bourgault worked with telecom service provider Nortel where held a series of senior managerial and executive positions.

In his new position, Bourgault will lead Avaya’s sales team in delivering best practices across the entire sales organization.

“By providing integrated, secure software and services on-premise, in the cloud, or as hybrid solutions, Avaya will continue to help Canadian businesses and governments improve their customer service, increase productivity, reduce time to service and boost profitability across the board,” Bourgault said.

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