Matthew D. Ellis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Matthew Ellis is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon Communications, responsible for the company’s finance operations.

Prior to becoming Verizon’s CFO on November 1, 2016, Ellis was senior vice president and CFO - operations finance, responsible for providing financial support to the wireless and wireline business units. Before this, Ellis was senior vice president and treasurer for Verizon, responsible for corporate-wide financing, cash management, pension and insurance activities, and the Verizon Capital Group.

Ellis joined Verizon in 2013 after 15 years at Tyson Foods, Inc., most recently as vice president and treasurer responsible for financing, cash management, insurance and credit. Prior roles included vice president of finance (responsible for M&A activity, including transactions in China, Brazil and India), vice president, country manager with responsibility for all aspects of Tyson’s Mexico subsidiary, and other positions within finance and accounting.

Previously, he worked in England for Dixons Stores Group plc and Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Personal and educational background 

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He lives in New Jersey with his family.


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