Larry Underwood to Lead NextiraOne Professional and Managed Services Practice
HOUSTON - In a move to sharpen its focus and attention on its growing professional and managed services business, NextiraOne has appointed Larry Underwood to lead the professional services practice. In his new role, Underwood will ensure that NextiraOne continues to provide its clients with guidance and support for planning and managing their IP, converged and traditional enterprise communication networks.
In his new role, Underwood will be responsible for developing, packaging and ensuring delivery of NextiraOne's services portfolio. He will be managing a team of professionals tasked with delivering the highest level of service to meet the evolving needs of NextiraOne's clients.
Prior to this appointment, Underwood was the vice president and general manager of the national markets business unit where he had responsibility for sales and service delivery for national and global accounts as well as the systems integrator and telecom carrier channel partners. Before joining NextiraOne, Underwood served as vice president of sales and business development for LongBoard. He has also held numerous senior management positions with Tachion Networks, Lucent/Ascend, 3Com and MCI. Underwood began his career in telecom as a switching systems technician for the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1981.