CenturyLink refreshes leadership team after Level 3 acquisition


CenturyLink has announced a management shake-up following its acquisition of Level 3 Communications.

Senior vice president of transformation Clay Bailey will lead the integration of Level 3 and CenturyLink, prioritising the automation and simplification of the company's systems and services.

The rest of the senior management team, led by chief executive officer and president Glen Post, will be comprised of Dean Douglas, executive vice president of the company's North America enterprise, Gary Gauba, senior vice president and chief relationship officer, Stacey Goff, general counsel and chief administrative officer, Aamir Hussain, executive vice president, CTO and head of network operations and Maxine Moreau, executive vice president of the company's consumer division.

Laurinda Pang will head up the company's international arm as executive vice president of global accounts management and international operations, while Sunit Patel will maintain his position as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Scott Trezise will head up the human resources department and Girish Varma will handle the company's technology/strategic consulting, big data, managed security services and managed hosting as executive vice president of IT and managed services.

The company is still seeking a chief marketing officer and Post said he'll announce more detail on that when there's news to share.

"We have assembled an incredibly talented and experienced executive team that is well positioned to lead the combined company and drive our increased enterprise focus," Post said.

"With the assets we will have as a result of this strategic combination and with this leadership team in place at closing, we believe we will be positioned to deliver strong performance not only in the United States, but also in our expanded markets globally."

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