Ivanti hires former Avaya and CA leader Dennis Kozak as chief operating officer
Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge, has named industry veteran Dennis Kozak as chief operating officer (COO) effective April 25, 2022.
As COO, Kozak will oversee Ivanti marketing, global sales, customer experience and operations.
Ivanti is backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., TA Associates, and Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC (together with their affiliates, “Clearlake”, “TA,” and “Charlesbank”).
Kozak has more than 25 years of experience driving strategy and sales while developing relationships to further an organisation’s goals. Most recently, Kozak served in leadership roles in Avaya and prior to that, 23 years with CA Technologies, where he led global sales, strategy and transformation.
His experience, vision and focus are a direct match for the next evolution of Ivanti, the company said in a statement.
“Dennis’ track record of helping organisations in a similar growth pattern to Ivanti will be beneficial for us this year as we continue executing on our mission to secure and enable the Everywhere Workplace. With the momentum from five acquisitions over the past 16 months, Dennis will provide operational excellence and best practices to further catapult Ivanti to the next level. Our ultimate goals are to help our customers and partners achieve their business outcomes while providing an incredible opportunity for our employees to flourish. Dennis is the right executive to lead this mission," said Jeff Abbott, Ivanti CEO.
“I have been watching Ivanti for some time and have been incredibly impressed with Jeff’s leadership, the team’s passion and knowledge, and the company’s vision for improving the experience of IT and employees in this Everywhere Workplace environment. I saw where my experience and background could add value in the company’s next evolution and wanted to be a part of it. I am incredibly excited to be joining this team,” said Kozak.