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Siki Giunta Joins Verizon to Lead Global Cloud Business

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Siki Giunta Joins Verizon to Lead Global Cloud Business

13:30 EST Thursday, March 06, 2014

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Strengthens Enterprise-Grade Cloud Offer, Filling Key Role

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named Siki Giunta to lead the unit's global cloud practice.

In her new role, Giunta is responsible for Verizon's end-to-end global cloud ecosystem, as well as technology convergence and connected solutions through the company's wireline and wireless networks. She leads a global team of cloud and data center professionals to bring the new Verizon Cloud to market, ensuring clients can harness this enterprise-class platform to unlock the value of their data, and access it where and when they need it.

Stratton noted: "Siki's passion for innovation and her broad technology-development background will be a great asset for corporations and government organizations looking to harness enterprise-class cloud services from Verizon. Our cloud, data center and connected solutions portfolio is a major focus for the business, and Siki's leadership and global outlook will help us stay ahead of this fast-changing environment."

Giunta brings to Verizon more than 20 years of international operations, sales and marketing experience in the cloud and emerging technology sectors. Most recently, she led CSC's global cloud business; previously she served as CEO for both Fortisphere and Managed Objects. She has been on leadership teams of Novell, OS/390, CA and Synapse Corp.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of advanced IT and communications services to enterprise and governments around the world. Visit Verizon Enterprise Solutions for 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 nearly 103 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 176,800. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Online News Center: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise Solutions' online News Center at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news. News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

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SOURCE Verizon

For further information: Jeffrey Nelson, +1-917-968-9175, jeffrey.nelson@verizon.com

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