Senior Vice President and Group President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
George Fischer is senior vice president and group president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES). George is responsible for delivering business solutions to Verizon’s global enterprise clients in key industries: healthcare and insurance; financial services; technology; manufacturing and automotive; transportation and distribution; retail; energy and utilities; and the public sector. He leads a team driving sales, operations and marketing focused on strategic solutions in: networking, IT infrastructure, business communications, security and professional services.
Most recently, George served as senior vice president of global sales for VES, leading 2,100 sales professionals in 50-plus countries. In this role, he established customer, segment and product profitability cross-sell strategies, implemented modern sales forecasting and opportunity management processes and drove five quarters of new customer bookings growth. Additionally, George created an integrity council and code of conduct guidelines for all sales and field operations.
George has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in global sales, service, operations and management. Prior to joining Verizon, he was executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at CA, Inc. overseeing a $4.4 billion business and a team of 4,700 people in 62 countries. He led the transformation of CA’s sales organization through various business models, delivery platforms and the integration of several acquisitions.
George received his B.A. in information systems and management from Syracuse University. He sits on a number of corporate boards and is a region trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of America, championing digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction.
In this series of conversation, leaders will discuss the importance to U.S. competitiveness of both soft and hard innovation infrastructure. From the rules of the road to the roads themselves, it’s vital that the U.S. keep up with technological changes impact how, where and with whom we compete. Widening the pipeline from lab to market—ensuring […]