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Mitel Appoints James Yersh as Chief Financial Officer


Prepares company for next phase of growth with addition of tech industry finance leader

Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, announced today the appointment of James Yersh as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Yersh will lead all aspects of the company’s financial operations from planning and management to accounting, treasury, and corporate tax.

He joins Mitel with more than two decades of experience serving in CFO and senior executive-level roles. Most recently, at eSentire, in addition to the duties of CFO, he held further responsibility as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. As part of this expansive scope, Yersh drove growth and accountability through financial planning, key performance indicators, and data driven, cross-functional performance reviews. He also worked closely with the product, technology, and other go-to-market functions to unify plans that helped triple revenues during his tenure. Prior to joining eSentire, he held positions with KORE Wireless, BlackBerry, Cognos Incorporated, and Deloitte. Notably, while at BlackBerry, Yersh supported the organization in its transition to a software-based product suite.

“Through his extensive experience as a CFO in public companies and working with private equity-owned firms, James has developed a strong understanding of the technology industry, partner ecosystems, and the process involved in leading companies through transitions to recurring revenue models,” said Mary T. McDowell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitel. “Equally important, he shares Mitel’s values and our mission to deliver best-in-class communications solutions that empower organizations to thrive in a changing world.”

“Mitel has a built a strong foundation, from its unique assets and portfolio to its enviable customer base, partner community, and rich culture,” said James Yersh, Chief Financial Officer, Mitel. “I’m excited to be part of a fantastic team and the next phase of the company’s transformation, accelerating the shift in its business model and creating more of the great experiences Mitel customers rely on to communicate, collaborate, and power productivity.”

Additional Facts
• Mitel is a leading provider of cloud communications, enabling more than 5 million users, including 1.5 million UCaaS customers (Source: Synergy Research Group).
• Eastern Management ranks Mitel best in value for UCaaS and hosted PBX solutions.

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