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George Fischer Joins Verizon to Lead Global Enterprise Sales Organization
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Formant, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named George Fischer as senior vice president of global sales at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
In his role, Fischer is responsible for driving customer growth and increasing revenue through Verizon's direct and indirect enterprise distribution channels across the North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He leads a team of 2,100 sales professionals in 82 countries, driving sales of the company's strategic solutions.
Fischer has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in global sales, service, client operations and general management including with CA Technologies. Most recently, Fischer was CA's executive vice president of worldwide sales and service, heading a $4.4 billion business where he led the transformation of CA's sales organization through various product and service business models, delivery platforms and the integration of several acquisitions. During his career at CA, Fischer also played a key role in re-engineering CA's go-to-market and customer engagement strategies and driving new product growth, renewing existing customer contracts and expanding overseas markets.
Formant said, "George works tirelessly to understand his clients' business, market challenges and growth goals, and then builds technology-based solutions to those specific client needs. We brought him to Verizon to do just that for our global client base leveraging our enterprise-class solutions in networking, cloud, mobility, machine to machine, security and professional services."
Fischer said, "Nobody else has Verizon's combination of integrated solutions and technology assets, including enterprise cloud, world-class security, the nation's largest, most reliable 4G LTE network and secure global IP networks. We can help clients change their market trajectory by offering them ways to improve their customer service and operational efficiency, and expand into new markets. It is an exciting time to join Verizon."
Prior to his tenure at CA, Fischer held successive positions at Memorex Telex, NCR and Reltech, a startup database dictionary company acquired in 1995 by Platinum Technology, which was in turn acquired by CA in 1999. Fischer received a bachelor's degree in information systems and management from Syracuse University.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of advanced IT and communications services to enterprise and governments around the world. Visit Verizon Enterprise Solutionsfor more information.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 104.6 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,800. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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