Verizon Business Names Worldwide Sales President

Verizon Business has named D. Blair Crump group president of worldwide sales. He will lead both direct and indirect sales operations for the company.

In this newly created position, Crump oversees the company’s enterprise, wholesale, government and education sales efforts worldwide, leading an organization of more than 5,000 sales and support professionals. Verizon Business has 321 offices across six continents and operations in 75 countries. The company said it serves 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and is the largest provider of communications services to the U.S. government.

Since Nov. 2006, Crump has been Verizon Business’ senior vice president for international and premier sales ─ serving the company’s top 200 accounts as well as internationally headquartered customers. In his new role, he will also assume responsibility for all global sales, including all U.S. enterprise, federal and state government, and education accounts, as well as international customers.

Crump began his career in 1983 as one of the first sales representatives in New York City with MCI. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Verizon Business generated total 2007 revenues of $21.2 billion. This year, the company generated total second-quarter revenues of $5.3 billion, or growth of 0.9 percent compared to last year’s second quarter.

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