Verizon has appointed George Fischer as senior vice president of global sales.
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 will lead 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 organisation 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.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions president, Christopher Formant, said Fischer worked tirelessly to understand his clients’ business, market challenges and growth goals, and then build 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," he said.
Fischer said 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, were unmatched.
"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," he said.
"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 start-up database dictionary company acquired in 1995 by Platinum Technology, which was in turn acquired by CA in 1999.