CenturyLink Announces Combined Company Senior Leadership Team

Glen F. Post III, chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), announces the senior leadership team that will report to him effective at the time of closing of the company’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT).

“We have assembled an incredibly talented and experienced executive team that is well positioned to lead the combined company and drive our increased enterprise focus,” says Post. “With the assets we will have as a result of this strategic combination and with this leadership team in place at closing, we believe we will be positioned to deliver strong performance not only in the United States, but also in our expanded markets globally.”

The senior leadership team will include:

Clay Bailey, senior vice president, transformation, who will lead the integration of CenturyLink and Level 3, and automation and simplification in the combined company.
Dean Douglas, executive vice president, North America enterprise, who will be responsible for sales, revenue generation and enterprise service delivery in the company’s North American markets. He also will have responsibility for the company’s national/business technicians.
Gary Gauba, senior vice president, chief relationship officer, who will be responsible for building strong, trust-based relationships with the C-suite executives of the company’s top customers and also will continue to lead the advanced solutions group.
Stacey Goff, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer, who will lead the company’s legal, corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions functions.
Aamir Hussain, executive vice president, chief technology officer and network operations, who will be responsible for product development, platforms and infrastructure and information technology.
Maxine Moreau, executive vice president, consumer, who will be responsible for sales, marketing and service delivery for the company’s local market consumer operations in 37 states, including field technicians.
Laurinda Pang, executive vice president, global accounts management and international, who will be responsible for sales, revenue generation and enterprise service delivery for the company’s top global accounts and for the company’s APAC, EMEA and LATAM markets.
Sunit Patel, executive vice president, chief financial officer, as previously announced, who will be responsible for the company’s domestic and international finance and accounting functions.
Scott Trezise, executive vice president, human resources, who will lead all domestic and international human resources functions.
Girish Varma, executive vice president, IT and managed services, who will be responsible for technology/strategic consulting, big data, managed security services and managed hosting.
In addition, Post plans to name an executive vice president, chief marketing officer at a later date.
CenturyLink previously announced that shareholders of both companies as well as several states have already approved or cleared the company’s acquisition of Level 3. The company continues to anticipate closing the transaction by the end of third quarter 2017

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