Robert (Bob) Mudge is president of Consumer and Mass Business Markets – Verizon. His team introduced a new era of competition and consumer choice in the Internet and entertainment services when they deployed FiOS, Verizon’s fiber-based voice, video and high-speed data service. Bob is responsible for sales, marketing and service delivery of voice, data, and video services in the United States.
Leveraging Verizon’s investment in future-proof technology, his team is bringing a never-before-seen level of connectivity to the home, providing consumers anytime, anywhere access to their digital content as well as remote access and control of their homes. Under Bob’s leadership, the company’s fiber-based Internet ecosystem is empowering consumers to live a borderless lifestyle and is positioning the company for long-term growth and network leadership. Bob’s team also builds and maintains the core network for consumer, wholesale and business customers and is responsible for product platform management, channel marketing, customer service and technical support for consumer and mass business products.
Prior to his current assignment, Mudge was senior vice president – Northeast Region for Verizon’s Network Service Group. In that position, he was responsible for service delivery to consumer and business customers in six Northeastern states and for the operation of the local, long-distance and advanced networks in those areas.
Mudge has over 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has held a variety of leadership positions including president – Massachusetts, where he was responsible for the company’s regulatory, legislative and government affairs, and community relations. Since joining New England Telephone in 1983, he has also held positions in Operations, Construction & Engineering and Public Affairs.
He is a graduate of North Adams State College and received an MBA from Suffolk University.