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CenturyLink Adds Former Dell EMC, Level 3 Execs to Leadership Team

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CenturyLink has appointed two additional executives, previously with Dell EMC and Level 3 Communications, in marketing and product management.

CenturyLink's Gaurav Chand

CenturyLink’s Gaurav Chand

Gaurav Chand is the communication giant’s new executive vice president of marketing. He previously served as the global senior vice president of marketing for Dell EMC’s infrastructure solutions group. He had worked for Dell since 2000, serving in a variety of managerial and executive capacities focused primarily on enterprise marketing, including brand and digital transformation.

In his new position, Chand will be responsible for CenturyLink’s marketing strategy, marketing communications, brand and customer experience. He also will be tasked with developing the company’s digital transformation strategy, driving its digital interaction with customers, including buying services, obtaining support and using automated services for provisioning.

CenturyLink's Shaun Andrews

CenturyLink’s Shaun Andrews

Shaun Andrews now is executive vice president of product management. He previously was senior vice president of IP and real-time communications for Level 3, and has nearly 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. CenturyLink recently completed its $34 billion acquisition of Level 3.

Prior to Level 3, Andrews held a number of senior-level roles in product development, product management, sales and business development at IntelePeer, WilTel and SBC Communications. He will focus on CenturyLink’s go-to market strategy, pricing, product management and product marketing.

“Both of these executives bring a tremendous amount of experience to their roles and they will be instrumental in developing the strategy for and marketing of the right products and services to meet the needs of our customers in the fast-evolving communications marketplace,” said Jeff Storey, CenturyLink’s chief operating officer. “We are the perfect partner to assist our customers with their own digital transformation efforts, given our unparalleled network, our extensive product and service offerings and our tremendous employee expertise.”


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