Peter Mitchell has been appointed General Manager of Verizon Connect, a division of Verizon Business and an SaaS-based fleet management provider. Effective April 29, Mitchell expands his role as the company’s chief technology officer.
Mitchell joined Verizon Connect via the acquisition of Fleetmatics, a NYSE-listed SaaS company where he served as chief technology officer and co-founder. Subsequently, he was appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer for the broader Verizon Connect organization and has led product, engineering and user experience teams across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
“Peter is a visionary leader who brings nearly 20 years of experience in the fleet management software industry and understands the power of SaaS solutions,” said Sowmyanarayan Sampath, chief revenue officer of Verizon Business. “His leadership of the product and R&D team at Verizon Connect over the past five years uniquely positions him to drive continued growth and innovation in the business and deliver the essential solutions that fleet customers require to improve safety, efficiency and productivity in their businesses.”
According to Verizon Connect, the company aims to automate, improve and revolutionize the way people, vehicles and things move through the world through a full suite of solutions and services, allowing customers to be safer, more efficient and more productive.
“The benefits that the Verizon Connect software platform provides for customers – the ability to save money, help keep drivers safer and run a more productive and efficient business – are more essential than ever,” said Mitchell. “I’m looking forward to leading this extraordinary Verizon Connect team, who are all focused partnering with our customers and delivering extraordinary solutions and experiences.”
Reporting directly to Sampath, Mitchell succeeds Andrés Irlando, former senior vice president at Verizon, and president of Verizon Connect, who left the company recently to pursue a new opportunity.