December 15, 2011
Verizon Creates New Group Focused on Enterprise Solutions
In a move to boost its enterprise-class solutions, Verizon has created a new global organization that will oversee all business, government and wholesale operations from across the company’s wireless and wireline businesses. â€¨â€¨John Stratton, previously executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless, has been named president of the new organization, to be called Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The new organization will oversee all of Verizon’s solutions for business and government customers, including its portfolio of enterprise mobility, cloud and IT, strategic Verizon News networking and advanced communications offerings, as well as specialized solutions for key industries such as health care, travel & transportation, retail, utilities and financial services and IT consulting services. Additionally, Verizon Enterprise Solutions will include the company’s full range of global wholesale offerings.
“Enterprise and government customers are looking for complete solutions. By aligning our efforts, we will be uniquely positioned to meet business customer needs,” said Lowell McAdam, Verizon president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “We know that the intersection of mobility, cloud computing and security will drive a revolution in enterprise IT over the next ten years. This change will allow us to leverage all of our technology assets to take advantage of growth opportunities around the world.”
As COO of Verizon Wireless, Stratton had responsibility for the company’s nationwide operations. An 18-year company veteran, Stratton also has served in top marketing roles for both Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications, as well as in a variety of senior sales and operations positions. Stratton will lead a team of experienced executives from across Verizon, including:
- â€¨Bob Toohey will serve as chief operating officer. Toohey, who served previously as president of Verizon Business, will lead all global sales and operations functions, providing enterprise and government customers with advanced industry solutions.â€¨
- Mike Millegan will continue to serve as global president - Wholesale, with responsibility for the company’s global wholesale strategy and business operations.
- â€¨Ajay Waghray, currently chief information officer of Verizon Wireless, will serve as CIO and lead all IT initiatives.
- â€¨Kerry Bailey, currently group president of Verizon’s Terremark IT solutions arm, will serve as the chief marketing officer.