CenturyLink taps Gutierrez to lead APAC market effort

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CenturyLink has put 17-year Level 3 veteran Matt Gutierrez in charge of its Asia-Pacific operations. (Google)

CenturyLink has tapped Matt Gutierrez as the telco’s senior managing director for Asia Pacific (APAC), marking another step in the company’s ongoing management transition following the closing of its acquisition of Level 3 Communications.

Gutierrez will oversee sales, marketing and operations functions for enterprises, government and wholesale customers that are either located in APAC or have offices in the region.

Like other recent management appointees, Gutierrez is a Level 3 veteran, having served 17 years at the competitive provider.

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Matt Gutierrez

He comes to the new position with plenty of experience in the international markets. During his tenure at Level 3, Gutierrez served as interim regional president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as senior vice president and finance director of EMEA. Earlier, he served in three other senior vice president positions in finance and operations.

Asia Pacific is just one of several key international growth areas for the newly combined company. Prior to coming together, CenturyLink and Level 3 had been building out network and related facilities in the region. Having a larger combined set of fiber and network assets positions the new CenturyLink to respond to its customers in Asia Pacific.