Verizon Business announced the appointment of Eric Spadafora as the new vice president and general manager (GM) of BlueJeans by Verizon. This also marks the one-year anniversary of Verizon’s acquisition of BlueJeans, a premier enterprise videoconferencing solution and an integral part of the advanced communications portfolio within Verizon Business.
“Eric is poised to take us to even greater milestones,” said Tami Erwin, EVP and CEO of Verizon Business. “As employees make their way back into the office, we believe there’s an opportunity for BlueJeans to lead the market transformation around the new, hybrid ways we will work, delivering new and innovative use cases across the enterprise and society at large.”
“Videoconferencing and remote collaboration has quickly become essential to the way we conduct business, and BlueJeans is transforming the way we work and live,” said Spadafora. “The combination of BlueJeans’ trusted enterprise-grade videoconferencing platform with Verizon’s high-performance global networks and 5G innovation will allow us to create even more immersive collaboration experiences for our customers.”
New products and services announced over the past year include BlueJeans Telehealth, a secure, HIPAA-ready virtual visit experience for providers and patients. Furthermore, a strong focus on interoperability and partnerships has led to new developments across the entire BlueJeans portfolio, including BlueJeans Meetings, BlueJeans Events and the BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams.
Spadafora will report to Global Enterprise, Verizon Business, led by Massimo Peselli.
Eric joined Verizon through the acquisition of MCI Communications, one of the largest long-distance telecommunications providers in the United States at the time. He most recently served as the vice president of business sales, leading over 1,500 talented professionals delivering innovative technology solutions to business customers. As the VP and GM of BlueJeans, he will be responsible for ramping up the business markets team and driving innovation, growth and revenue for the business. With his strong background and standing at Verizon, Eric and his team are leading the way for customers as they navigate the future of work and their own digital transformation.