Eric Cevis is senior vice president and group president of Verizon Partner Solutions, responsible for domestic and international wholesale strategy, including marketing, sales, customers and wholesale business operations. He was named to this position in March 2014.
Prior to his current assignment, Cevis was vice president of sales for the American region within Verizon Partner Solutions. His responsibilities included sales and account management for a variety of wholesale customers including mid-market carriers, major telecom providers, wireless carriers, internet service providers, cloud companies, and system integrators in Canada, Latin America, Caribbean and South American regions.
Previously, Cevis was vice president of Verizon Enhanced Communities, where he was responsible for the delivery of bundled communications services (voice, data, and video) to entire communities, including new construction and existing retrofit multi-dwelling units, new-construction single family, student, military and affordable housing as well as access agreements for small and medium business multi-tenant units.
Prior to that, Cevis was vice president, business channel development, for Verizon's Retail Markets group, focused on establishing partnerships for the introduction of value-added services as well as creating alternative retail distribution channels for the company's broadband product suite. He also served as vice president - business wholesale marketing for the Broadband Solutions Group within Retail Markets. In this capacity, he was responsible for the DSL product line management for Verizon's business and wholesale customers.
Cevis also held several positions with Verizon Enterprise Solutions Group, vice president of sales for the Internet Service Provider market and vice president of sales for emerging markets. He began his career in 1986 as a staff supervisor for the government systems division of Bell Atlantic.
He has served as the national program chair of the National Eagle Leadership Institute (NELI), serves on the Advisory Board and is a member of the Verizon Employee Resource Group, Consortium of Information and Telecommunications Executives (CITE), the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals, and on the Boards of the National Multi Housing Council, and Verizon Washington, DC. He is also the Executive Champion for Disabilities Issues Awareness Leaders (DIAL), a Verizon employee resource group.
Cevis serves as a Board member for the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School Of Business Board, and the World Trade Center (WTC) Board.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he received a B.S. degree in Marketing Management from George Mason University in 1986. He continued his educational pursuits at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1996.