Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and Transformation at Oath,Inc., a Verizon Company, serves as a driving force behind the company’s long-term growth strategy. In his role, Sampath is responsible for all financial functions as well as building and implementing the long term strategy for Oath. He also leads the operational transformation teams charge.
Previously Sampath was the Chief Product Officer for Verizon and led major strategic and product initiatives across Verizon. He managed a diversified, hyper-growth portfolio of consumer and enterprise innovations supporting $115B in revenue from leading-edge technologies including 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, next gen video delivery, advanced enterprise security and SDN based solutions.
At Verizon, Sampath also championed two of the company’s largest programs (~$25B in investments) - Network Transformation and One Fiber, which served as the foundation for the company’s progress in both wireless network densification, and 5G.
Earlier in his career, Sampath led large-scale, cross functional initiatives that expanded Verizon’s market leadership, drove revenue and margin growth, and allowed Verizon to better serve its customers. His efforts lead to more than $15B in EBITDA impact in 3 years.
Prior to joining Verizon, Sampath was Partner and Managing Director and the global practice leader for the telecom practice at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he served some of the largest telecom clients across strategic and operational topics.
Sampath earned his Master of Business Administration from Boston University and is a Chartered Accountant. He lives in Short Hills, NJ with his wife Palak and 2 boys aged 5 and 9 and has a keen interest in geo politics and technology.