Verizon Taps CA Exec to Head Enterprise Sales
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Christopher Formant, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named George Fischer as senior vice president of global sales at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
In his role, 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 leads 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 organization 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.
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. Fischer received a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Management from Syracuse University.