Avaya managing director for Australia and New Zealand Rob Wells has resigned.
Wells decided to leave the company to pursue a role with a start-up venture. The move mirrors the example of Dave Duffield, who co-founded the management software company PeopleSoft, which was later acquired by Oracle.
Wells was appointed to his role in Avaya in June 2009, and will leave the company tomorrow.
Former Nortel managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Rick Seeto, will take up Wells' responsibilities until a permanent appointment to the position can be made.
Seeto relocated to Sydney in 2009 to oversee Nortel's enterprise networks in the Asia-Pacific region as its regional vice president, and later in 2010 moved to Avaya to lead its marketing and channels organisations.
In other hiring news, LG Australia has also found itself with a new managing director: Deok Hyeon Moon, a 26-year company veteran.
Moon was appointed in December 2011 to replace the then-managing director William Cho, who left to take on a senior role in the company's Korean operation.
Luke Hopewell also contributed to this article.