Verizon Business names new senior executives

Jan. 31, 2024
The new executives will head up wholesale, technology and marketing functions within the telco’s business and carrier service unit.

Verizon Business is enhancing its leadership team, naming a group of executives to support its wholesale carrier, technology and marketing efforts. 


Taking the role of Senior Vice President and Group President of Verizon Partner Solutions (VPS) is Verizon veteran Jeffrey Hulse. In this role, Hulse is responsible for domestic and international wholesale revenue growth and strategy for Verizon Business, including marketing, sales, customer service and wholesale business operations.

He will report directly to Kyle Malady, CEO of Verizon Business.

“As we continue to invest in the strength of our network, Jeff’s industry knowledge and experience will ensure we continue to offer our wholesale customers the right solutions to move their businesses forward,” said Kyle Malady, CEO of Verizon Business.

Since Hulse joined Verizon in 1997, he has served in various executive roles. He most recently served as Vice President and leader of the Sales and Solutions Engineering teams, leading the sales, solutions engineering and new business development efforts for Verizon Partner Solutions in North America. Hulse succeeds Eric Cevis, who retired after 37 years at Verizon.

Hulse’s appointment comes at a time when Verizon Business has been seeing more opportunities in the business segment for next-generation wireline services like SD-WAN and increasingly private wireless networks.

Earlier this month, Verizon filed an SEC form 8K, outlining how it would take a $5.8 billion impairment charge in its Verizon Business wireline group in the fourth quarter of 2023.

In other leadership news, Verizon Business recently named Debika Bhattacharya as its Chief Technology Solutions Officer for Verizon Business. She will lead the new Technology Solutions organization, which will help our customers navigate the increasing number of technology solutions available to them and create a seamless technology journey across the solution lifecycle.

Meanwhile, Iris Meijer has become the Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Verizon Business, leading an integrated Product and Marketing organization, bringing together all the product and marketing elements critical to deliver products to business customers.

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