Chris Formant, a former group president and senior vice president at Avaya, has joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) as president and will have responsibility for the telecommunications company’s enterprise technology portfolio.
He will lead a team that works to deliver Verizon’s cloud computing, workforce mobility, intelligent networking, security and connected machine offerings to government and commercial organizations, Verizon said Thursday.
“His dynamic approach to matching technology solutions to business problems will be a great asset to Verizon clients everywhere they do business: throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, ” said John Stratton, corporate executive vice president and president for Verizon’s wireline business.
He has also worked for MBNA and PwC and served as an investment adviser to several technology startups.
Formant holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.