Christopher Formant, a former Aya executive, has been named president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Formant was most recently senior vice president and president of Avaya Government Solutions and Avaya Professional Services. At Avaya, he was also president of Global Services.
“Chris has the expertise and marketplace know-how to ensure Verizon brings enterprise-class value to the world’s leading companies,” said John Stratton, Verizon executive vice president and president of the company’s wireline organization. “His dynamic approach to matching technology solutions to business problems will be a great asset to Verizon clients everywhere they do business: throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.”
In addition to his leadership roles at Avaya, Formant has held executive positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and MBNA, as well as serving as advisor/investor to early-stage technology companies. He has been named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants by Consulting Magazine. Formant received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.