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CenturyLink, Inc.

CenturyLink, Inc.

Sector: Telephone Communications Except Radiotelephone Region: LA, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: CTL


Similar to: COLT Group SA, QSC AG, BCE, Inc.

CenturyLink, Inc. is an integrated communications company engaged primarily in providing an array of communications services to residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. Its communications services include local and long-distance, broadband, private line (including special access), Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), data integration, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), colocation, Ethernet, network access, public access, wireless, video services and other ancillary services. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. The company operates its business through the following segments: Consumer, Business, Wholesale and Data Hosting. The Consumer segment consists generally of providing strategic and legacy products and services to residential consumers. Its strategic products and services offered to these customers include broadband, wireless and video services, including Prism TV services. Its legacy services offered to these customers include local and long-distance service. The Business segment consists generally of providing strategic and legacy products and services to commercial, enterprise, global and governmental customers. Its strategic products and services offered to these customers include private line, broadband, Ethernet, MPLS, Voice over Internet Protocol, and network management services. Its legacy services offered to these customers include local and long-distance service. The Wholesale segment consists generally of providing strategic and legacy products and services to other communications providers. Its strategic products and services offered to these customers are mainly private line (including special access), dedicated internet access, digital subscriber line and MPLS. Its legacy services offered to these customers include the resale of services, the sale of unbundled network elements which allow wholesale customers to use network or a combination of network and their own networks to provide voice and data services to their customers, long-distance and switched access services and other services, including billing and collection, pole rental, floor space and database services. The Data Hosting segment consists primarily of providing colocation, managed hosting and cloud hosting services to commercial, enterprise, global and governmental customers. CenturyLink was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Monroe, LA.

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CenturyLink Offers a Powerful Alternative to Business As Usual You can depend on a flexible communications provider, like CenturyLink, that listens and has the resources to deliver exactly what your business needs. CenturyLink gives you more choices from a wide array of world-class solutions scaled to fit your needs even as your business grows.

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GLEN POST, CenturyLink CEO

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Glen Post, President and Chief Executive Officer
Joined CenturyLink
1976 Positions held
Vice President - 1982
Senior Vice President and Treasurer – 1984
Board of Directors – 1985
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – 1986
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – 1988
President and Chief Operating Officer – 1990
Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer – 1992
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – 2002
Chief Executive Officer and President – 2009
Education
Bachelor's Degree/Accounting – Louisiana Tech University/Ruston, Louisiana
Master's Degree/Business Administration – Louisiana Tech University/Ruston, Louisiana
The career of Glen F. Post, III has spanned more than 30 years, and he has served as Chief Executive Officer for 19 years. In less than ten years he’s led the company from the eighth to the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S.
Post leads a highly respected management team that has transformed CenturyLink from a small, local exchange communications company into a Fortune 500 company. Under his leadership, CenturyLink is focused on delivering high-quality products and services to its customers; enhancing the communities we serve in a meaningful way; creating a dynamic work environment for employees; and achieving industry-leading, long-term shareholder value.
Post has led or been involved in all CenturyLink strategic acquisitions and divestitures for many years, guiding the company’s strategy and its operations leadership development.
His disciplined approach to strategic acquisitions and operations leadership as well as his focus on utilizing CenturyLink’s strong cash flow and financial strength to drive long-term shareholder value has positioned the company for continuing growth. The 2009 acquisition of Embarq Corporation, which more than tripled the company’s revenues and customer base, and the 2011 acquisition of Qwest, which again more than doubled CenturyLink’s size, were enabled by this approach and focus.
CenturyLink’s 2010 annual revenues were $7 billion, up from $360 million in 1992 when Post was appointed CEO. On a proforma basis for the Qwest acquisition, CenturyLink revenues would have exceeded $18 billion in 2010.
William E. Cheek, President, Wholesale Markets Group
Joined CenturyLink
2006 Positions held
President, Wholesale Markets Group - 2006
Education
Bachelor's Degree - Hendrix College/Conway, Arkansas
Leading the Wholesale Markets Group, William Cheek is responsible for Product, Marketing, Sales, Service and Operations for the portfolio of Wholesale Products - including LightCore - offered to inter-exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless providers, pay telephone providers and local exchange carriers. Additionally, he is responsible for the Sales, Service and Operations of the Pay Telephone division of CenturyLink.
Cheek had a leading role in the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, creating CenturyLink in 2009, and used that experience again in the 2011 consolidation of Qwest into CenturyLink.
Cheek previously served as Assistant Vice President - Strategic Sales and Account Management in Sprint Business Solutions, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Sprint's largest wholesale customers.
Cheek held other senior management positions with Sprint, including President of Wholesale Markets in Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division, Vice President - Sales and Account Management in Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division and Assistant Vice President - Regulatory Policy, where he was responsible for development and advocacy of state and federal policy.
A 34-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Cheek began his career with Allied Tel in 1977, before joining Sprint in 1981.
R. Stewart Ewing, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Joined CenturyLink
1983 Positions held at CenturyTel
Vice President of Finance - 1983
Vice President and Controller - 1984
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - 1989
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - 1999
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary – 2009
Education
Bachelor's Degree/Business - Northwestern State University/Natchitoches, Louisiana
Stewart Ewing has played a key role in CenturyLink's acquisition strategy by negotiating all stages of purchase agreements from legal and regulatory to folding new companies into their corporate structure and philosophy. His responsibilities include managing CenturyLink's Accounting, Treasury, Corporate Development and Investor Relations functions.
Ewing's extensive experience includes management of the Regulatory, Information Systems and Corporate Planning areas. He has been a main contributor to the company's consistent earnings growth over the past several years.

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