Verizon Business continues global growth strategy with new leadership structure


BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Verizon Business today announced its new, streamlined leadership team roles that went into effect late last month. This new structure supports the organization’s mission to deliver best-in-class solutions and services and meet the growing demand for 5G solutions that are fueling the business transformation needs of key business stakeholders across the globe.

“The gap in the global competitive landscape is closing, and business customer demands are changing and growing rapidly,” said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, CEO of Verizon Business. “Continuing our momentum as a market leader and manufacturer, we have brought together this new leadership structure to capitalize on our strengths and accelerate our business, and that of our customers, in ways that would not have been possible before. .”

These changes, centered on accelerated growth, include the following leaders reporting to Sampath Sowmyanarayan, CEO of Verizon Business:

  • Aparna Khurjekar: new Chief Revenue Officer Business Markets and SaaS with Connect and BlueJeans.

  • Massimo Peselli: new Chief Revenue Officer of Global Enterprise and Public Sector.

  • Jennifer Artley: Senior Vice President, 5G Acceleration, leading the newly created team entirely dedicated to 5G adoption and monetization.

  • Eric Cevis: continues to lead the Partner Solutions-Global Wholesale team.

  • Iris Meijer: continues to lead the Marketing & Revenue Operations team.

  • Debika Bhattacharya: continues to lead our product organization.

  • Genia Wilbourn: Joins the Verizon Business team from Global Network & Technology as Head of Global Client Operations.

  • Chris Bartlett: Joins Verizon Business from the Corporate Finance team as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Strategy, Planning and Transformation.

Additionally, Sanjiv Gossain joined Verizon this summer to lead Verizon Business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), reporting to Massimo Peselli. Sanjiv joins Cognizant, where he led their digital business across Europe.

Verizon Business is the organization that businesses around the world, of all sizes and in all industries, turn to when they want to transform the way they do business, accelerate their growth and reinvent their future. With the goal of advancing industries and changing the way the world lives, works and plays, Verizon continues to be the global business partner of choice and the network America relies on.


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