After recently naming a new chief operating officer, Qwest Communications International has initiated a handful of further executive changes under new COO Tom Richards. As part of the shuffle, Dan Yost will take charge of the telco's mass markets business operation, Teresa Taylor will assume the role of executive vice president for the business markets group (the job formerly held by Richards), and Neil Cox, Qwest's former mass markets chief, will become executive vice president for product and information technology.
About one year or so into CEO Edward Mueller's shift at Qwest, the company continues to struggle financially, though it appears to be getting more aggressive recently, given its operational and leadership changes. The telco also recently started selling wireless services from its new partner in that sector, Verizon Wireless.
- read this Associated Press story at Forbes
Qwest promoted Tom Richards to COO earlier this month. Qwest report
Qwest CFO John Richardson announced his departure last April. Qwest report