MONROE, La., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — To more effectively leverage its assets to benefit business and government customers, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is revising its operating group structure. The new organizational structure is expected to better support integrated solutions for enterprise clients.
Effective April 1, the company will consolidate its organizations focused on its business and government customer segments into two organizations. National and international Business Markets Group (BMG) customers, all Savvis customers and federal government customers will now be served by the Enterprise Markets Group (EMG). In-region large business customers and state and local government customers will be served by the existing Regional Markets Group (RMG). The Wholesale Markets Group (WMG) will remain in its current form.
“These organizational changes will allow us to more effectively leverage the strategic assets from our recent acquisitions of Embarq, Qwest and Savvis to better serve our business and government customers,” said Glen F. Post, III, CenturyLink chief executive officer and president. “RMG and EMG will offer a full portfolio of services from voice to broadband to IT services, including colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. We are adopting a more integrated approach, which will help us serve our customers more effectively.”
RMG will serve the entire range of business customers from small businesses to regional enterprise customers that operate predominantly in the company’s local operating regions, as well as local and state government agencies in those local service areas. EMG will serve all national and international enterprise customers and federal government agencies.
Karen Puckett, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will continue to lead RMG. Jim Ousley will serve as chief executive officer of Savvis and president of EMG. Bill Cheek will continue to serve as president of WMG.