Frontier names Mike Shippey as SVP of wholesale services

Frontier names Mike Shippey as SVP of wholesale services

06 February 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Frontier Communications has appointed Mike Shippey as its new senior vice president of wholesale services.

Effective immediately, Shippey (pictured) will lead Frontier’s carrier and wholesale business that includes oversight for sales and marketing, innovation in new solutions and the delivering the best customer experience.

“The finance committee, with the support of the full board, recruited CEO Bernie Han, a first-rate operator, as part of a broader transformation and a commitment to upgrading talent across the organisation,” said Rob Schriesheim, chairman of the finance committee of Frontier’s Board of Directors. “We remain focused on strengthening Frontier’s management team, and the appointment of Mike Shippey is the next step in our efforts to ensure the successful execution of our strategy.”

Shippey will report to John Maduri, executive vice president and chief customer officer, and will be based at the company’s offices in Dallas. Prior to this appointment, Shippey served as president of wholesale services at Windstream Holdings.

“Recruiting top management talent is critical to implementing our vision and executing our strategy,” said Bernie Han, president and CEO of Frontier Communications. “This means identifying and attracting leaders with track records of delivering results in areas important to our business. We will continue to appoint leaders known for delivering performance, and Mike is a perfect example of our commitment to doing so. With Mike’s expertise, we will focus on and invest in our customers for the long term, while demanding discipline, performance and accountability across the company.”

Last November, Frontier Communications launched it Frontier Managed SD-WAN. The new offering is an end-to-end, software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that delivers WAN-wide visibility, agility, control and AWS Cloud integration.

Combined with the company’s existing SD-WAN Managed Private Network (SD-WAN EVPL), Frontier Managed SD-WAN simplifies network management operations, delivers enhanced service level agreements (SLAs) and creates an alternative for enterprise customers wanting to transition from MPLS networks.