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Mitel

Phillip Keenan

EVP, Americas Sales, Service, and Field Marketing

> Location: Ottawa, ON
> Industry: Unified Communications
> Other experience: VP, Multimedia, Nortel | SVP, WW Sales, Polycom
> Ownership: Public (NASDAQ: MITL)

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sep 3, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Mitel(R) (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications (UC) software solutions, today announced that Philip Keenan has been appointed as EVP of Americas Sales, Service, and Field Marketing. Philip will be reporting to Paul Butcher, President and COO of Mitel.

"I am delighted to make this announcement. Phil brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the company and his role will allow us to further strengthen our channel sales and development in the U.S. market," said Butcher. "As Mitel makes the transition into a software company, Phil will also play a key role in driving the continued evolution within our channel to successfully leverage this opportunity as the market continues to grow."

Philip has enjoyed a highly successful 25-year career in worldwide sales, marketing, and strategic business development. He previously worked as the VP Multimedia Services at Nortel where he established Nortel's Telepresence and collaboration services. Prior to that, Philip worked as a senior executive at Polycom where he held key positions including Senior VP Strategy and Solutions Marketing, Senior VP Worldwide Sales, and General Manager of their Network Systems Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cardiff University, where he graduated with honors. 

About Mitel

Mitel Networks (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, US headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. Visit www.mitel.com for more information. 

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

www.vell.com

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