Chairman of the Board Avaya – Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Phil Odeen is the non executive Chairman of AVAYA, a global leader in communication systems, applications, and services. He is former chairman of Reynolds & Reynolds and served as interim CEO from 2004-2005. From the fall of 2005 until mid 2006, Mr. Odeen served as CEO of QinetiQ North American Operations, supporting the expansion of QinetiQ Inc.’s-a leading U.K. defense technology company-into the U.S. marketplace. He continues to serve on their U.S. Board. Earlier, Mr. Odeen was chairman of TRW Inc., a major industrial corporation providing advanced-technology products and services primarily in the automotive, defense, and aerospace sectors, which was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002. Prior to becoming chairman, he was a member of TRW’s Management Committee and served as executive vice president of its Washington, DC-focused operations, where he was responsible for government relations, business development, and selected International activities of TRW’s Aerospace and Information Systems sector. Mr. Odeen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in government from the University of South Dakota. He was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom and earned a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.