Mitel Leadership

Management

Richard D. McBee

Richard D. McBee

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich McBee brings more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitel, leading Mitel’s strategy, business performance, and global execution. Appointed to the role in January 2011, Rich is responsible for advancing Mitel’s evolution and leadership in the business communications market, driving revenue growth and profitability, and devising and executing business strategies.

Steven E. Spooner

Steven E. Spooner

Chief Financial Officer

With 27 years in the hi-tech and telecommunications sector, Steve Spooner has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, strategic business planning, and operational leadership.

As Chief Financial Officer for Mitel, Steve has global responsibility for Finance, Operations, Legal, Information Technology, M&A, and Investor Relations. Steve’s experience includes roles as CEO, COO, and CFO of both emerging and established industry players, including tenures at Digital, Wang, SHL Systemhouse, CrossKeys Systems, Stream Intelligent Networks, and Wysdom.

Bob Agnes

EVP and President, Mitel Enterprise Division
Bob Agnes is EVP and President of Mitel’s Enterprise Division, responsible for strengthening and growing this important foundational business.
 
Prior to this role, Bob was EVP and General Manager of Mitel’s Asia-Pacific Operations, focused on implementing the company’s strategy in this key geography. 
 
With more than 30 years in global telecommunications organizations, Bob is a results-driven leader with deep experience successfully growing businesses.
Todd Abbott

Todd Abbott

Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Services

A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the computing, networking, and business communications industries, Todd Abbott is a customer-focused leader with a keen ability to develop go-to-market strategies, sales models, and channel programs and to drive an execution-focused culture. In his role as Mitel’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Services, Todd oversees Mitel’s global sales operations, including cloud and enterprise sales, professional and support services, and channel programs.

Wes Durow

Wes Durow

Chief Marketing Officer

Wes is a 20-year tech industry veteran with deep domain knowledge in cloud-based, real-time communications for both enterprises and service providers. He joins Mitel from Sonus Networks where, as Vice President of Global Marketing, he was responsible for all marketing activities globally as well as inside sales and training. Before joining Sonus, Wes was Chief Marketing Officer at Fonality, where he focused on accelerating the adoption of Unified Communications in a Software-as-a-Service model.

Graham Bevington

Graham Bevington

EVP, Business Development
Graham Bevington is Executive Vice President of Business Development. He works directly with the CEO to drive Mitel’s M&A strategy and funnels, and to nurture strategic partnerships with key large enterprise businesses and customers. 
 
 Thomas Lokar

Thomas Lokar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Thomas Lokar has more than 18 years of experience in the technology sector and brings to Mitel deep expertise in organization effectiveness, talent management, and employee development at several Fortune 500 companies. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Tom is charged with guiding all elements of human resource management as the company grows its business globally, ensuring that Mitel remains a top-choice employer, with an exceptional workforce and a world-class workplace.

Jamshid Rezaei

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Jamshid is responsible for driving Mitel’s information technology (IT) initiatives, as well as developing and executing Mitel’s own digital transformation efforts.

Board of Directors

John P. McHugh

Director

John McHugh was appointed to the Mitel board of directors on March 12, 2010. Mr. McHugh is an enterprise networking industry veteran with almost 30 years of related experience. Mr. McHugh is currently General Manager and Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Unit at NETGEAR, overseeing the development and delivery of networking and storage solutions for SMB customers.

Peter D. Charbonneau

Lead Director

Peter D. Charbonneau is an independent corporate director of several companies.  Mr. Charbonneau served as General Partner at Skypoint Capital Corporation, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, a position he held from January 2001 to March 2015. From June to December 2000, he was an Executive Vice President of March Networks Corporation. He was appointed to the Mitel board of directors on February 16, 2001.

Benjamin H. Ball

Director

Benjamin H. Ball is a Founding Partner of Francisco Partners Management, LLC, which is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the information technology market. Mr. Ball focuses primarily on investments in the communications and hardware systems sectors. Mr. Ball was appointed to our board of directors on October 23, 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of Data Connection, Electrical Components International, WatchGuard and WebTrends.

David M. Williams

Director

David Williams was appointed to the Mitel board of directors upon the merger of Mitel and Aastra on January 31, 2014. He was previously Aastra’s Lead Independent Director and Chair of Aastra’s Compensation Committee.

Dr. Terence H. Matthews

Chairman of the Board

Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, an investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has either founded or funded more than 100 companies, including Newbridge Networks, which went on to become a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. Before Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel in 1972, a current world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications systems and software.

Martha H. Bejar

Director

Martha H. Bejar is co-founder and CEO of Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC. Ms. Bejar was appointed to the Mitel Board of Directors on March 13, 2017. She also serves on the Board of Directors for CenturyLink Inc., Humm Kombucha LLC, and UniumWiFi Inc, and is a member of the President’s Advisory Group at EastWest Institute in New York, and a Board Trustee at Rainier Scholars in Seattle. Most recently, she served on the Board of Polycom, Inc.

Richard D. McBee

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich McBee brings more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitel, leading Mitel’s strategy, business performance, and global execution. Appointed to the role in January 2011, Rich is responsible for advancing Mitel’s evolution and leadership in the business communications market, driving revenue growth and profitability, and devising and executing business strategies and corporate policies.

Sudhakar Ramakrishna

Director

Sudhakar Ramakrishna was appointed to the Mitel board of directors on May 14, 2015.  He is CEO and Board Member for Pulse Secure, where he oversees all aspects of business strategy and execution since July of 2015.  Sudhakar brings nearly 25 years of experience across the cloud, mobility, networking, security and collaboration markets.