Kyle Malady to be Verizon acting CTO as Vestberg heads to the top

18 July 2018 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Verizon has named an acting CTO to take over the company’s technology brief after Hans Vestberg becomes CEO.

Vice president of network and technology Kyle Malady will become acting CTO, said the company. Vestberg, Verizon’s current CTO and the former CEO of Ericsson, will become CEO of Verizon on 1 August.

Malady, a mechanical engineer with an MBA from New York University, has been with Verizon and its ancestors – including the former Nynex – since 1984. He appears not to have a LinkedIn entry and a Twitter account that bears his name has four brief posts from 2009-10 and nothing since.

Earlier in his career at Verizon, he was responsible for the technical deployment of new products and services, including Vcast Music On Demand, VZ Navigator, MobileWeb, and Get It Now. He has also been a member of board of advisors at Synchronoss Technologies, now headed by former senior AT&T executive Glenn Lurie.

Despite not having a technological background Vestberg became CTO of Verizon after a long career at Ericsson, concluding with the roles of CFO and then CEO. Verizon announced in June that he would take over from current CEO Lowell McAdam in August.