CenturyLink Announces Additional Executive Leadership Roles Following Acquisition of Level 3
CenturyLink has announced the organizational structure and executive leaders who will report to Jeff Storey, recently named president and chief operating officer of CenturyLink upon the completion of the Level 3 Communications acquisition. These executive leaders will report to Storey effective at the time of the close of the acquisition, which CenturyLink continues to anticipate will occur by the end of third quarter 2017.
The COO organizational structure will include five business units and several functional support groups. The business units and their leaders will be:
Strategic enterprise, federal government and state government – Edward Morche, who will rejoin Level 3 on July 5, will be president – strategic enterprise, federal government and state government, and will have responsibility for accounts, federal and state government, and educational institutions and research networks.
Global accounts management and international – Laurinda Pang will be president – GAM and international, and will have responsibility for the company’s top global accounts and international teams.
Small and midsize business, local government and education – Vernon Irvin will be president – SMB, and will be responsible for small and midsize business (customers with 1-500 employees) as well as the local education and government teams.
Wholesale and indirect – Lisa Miller will be president – wholesale, indirect and alliances.
Consumer – Maxine Moreau will be president – consumer, and will be responsible for the company’s local market consumer business in 37 states.
Supporting these business units and ongoing integration activities will be the following functional support groups:
Technology, product development and security operations – Aamir Hussain, executive vice president – product development, platforms and infrastructure, will be responsible for IT, testing and integration, architecture, infrastructure, security, as well as overall business enablement.
Transformation and integration – Clay Bailey, senior vice president – transformation and integration, will lead the integration of CenturyLink and Level 3.
North America operations – Richard Batelaan, executive vice president – North America operations, will be responsible for North America service delivery, service assurance, access management, and field operations.
Marketing – Storey plans to name an executive vice president – chief marketing officer at a later date.
“I appreciate Jeff’s diligent work on designing and staffing his organization structure. I believe these decisions will position us well to compete in the marketplace and provide outstanding service to our customers,” says CenturyLink CEO and President Glen F. Post, III. “I am confident in the future of the combined company and look forward to bringing together the talented teams from CenturyLink and Level 3.”
“Our people have made these two great companies what they are today. I’m confident this leadership team will position the combined company for future success in delivering leading communications solutions, a world-class customer experience and profitable growth,” Storey said.