Verizon has hired Avaya executive Christopher Formant as the president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions that offers IT and communications services to enterprise and governments.
One day before this announcement, AT&T announced its connected car deal with Volvo Cars for the U.S. and Canadian markets. This deal was a major setback to Verizon.
Formant is responsible for delivering business solutions to Verizon’s enterprise clients in industries: healthcare and insurance; financial services; technology; manufacturing, distribution, automotive and distribution; retail; energy and utilities; and the public sector.
He will be driving sales, operations and marketing of the company’s strategic solutions in intelligent networking, dynamic cloud, mobile workforce, connected machines, security and professional service engagements.
At Avaya, he was most recently senior vice president and president of Avaya Government Solutions and Avaya Professional Services.
At Avaya, he was also president of Global Services, where he led a major business turnaround while significantly improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Formant has also held executive positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and MBNA, as well as serving as adviser/investor to early-stage technology companies.
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