Frontier taps Edward O'Connor Jr. to lead Connecticut sales

Frontier Communications has put another piece of its pending AT&T (NYSE: T) Connecticut deal in place by naming Edward H. O'Connor Jr. to lead that state's sales efforts as vice president of sales for Connecticut.

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Reporting to Paul Quick, senior vice president and general manager for Frontier's Connecticut operations, O'Connor's appointment is being done in part so that a Connecticut sales force will be in place once it completes its AT&T wireline acquisition, expected in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Based in New Haven, O'Connor will oversee all of Frontier's Connecticut sales team, including identifying new business opportunities, developing strategic proposals for key accounts and ensuring sales "puts the customer first" by offering solutions targeted to their needs.

Similar to other local markets where Frontier operates, O'Connor will also take a lead in making local engagement in the community an ongoing priority.

O'Connor comes to Frontier Connecticut with over 24 years of telecom sales and service, starting in 1990 when he started out as a sales manager/account manager for Southern New England Telephone, now Verizon (NYSE: VZ). Before coming to Frontier, he most recently served as vice president of Network Sales, B2B markets, for Total Communications Inc. 

Earlier, he was director/vice president of sales for Verizon/MCI/Worldcom and sales manager for the Connecticut/New England Region for Brooks Fiber Communications.

O'Connor said he will be quickly building his Connecticut sales team, noting that he is looking for "qualified, enthusiastic sales professionals who are passionate about delivering a premier customer experience."

For more:
- see the release

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