Thomas A. Bartlett is a senior vice president and controller at Verizon Communications, a position he has held since November, 2005. He is responsible for corporate-wide accounting, public financial reporting and budget analysis.
Over the last several years, Bartlett held roles as senior vice president and treasurer as well as investor relations. In those capacities he was responsible for corporate-wide financing, pension and insurance activities and was the primary liaison with the investment community and Verizon shareholders.
When Verizon was created, Bartlett was appointed president-Global Solutions Inc., a Verizon business unit responsible for creating and operating a cost-effective, global telecommunications network linking the United States with major cities in Europe, Asia and South America, developing and delivering a broad global voice, data and IP product set. These products were sold and serviced on both a retail and wholesale basis via a variety of distribution channels, globally.
Prior to the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, Bartlett was president and chief executive officer of Bell Atlantic International Wireless. He was responsible for the corporation's international wireless activities in high-growth markets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He was also responsible for the corporation's wireless business development overseas. Bartlett launched digital wireless service for the first time in several international markets including Italy, Czech Republic and Mexico. Bartlett also served as chief executive officer of Grupo Iusacell (NYSE), the second-largest telecommunications company in Mexico.
Bartlett has extensive wireless and international business experience in both operations and business development. He managed Bell Atlantic Mobile's Philadelphia, Northeast and upstate New York markets, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing, engineering, administration, finance and network functions.
As an expatriate located in London, Bartlett also served as CFO of the European operations of Bell Atlantic Business Systems Services, a former subsidiary that was the world's largest independent computer service organization. Subsequent to the European assignment he became the CFO/CIO for its U.S. operation.
Bartlett has served on a number of Verizon company Board of Directorships in North America and offshore. Several of these Board roles included assignments on the Board's audit, finance and compensation committees.
Bartlett, a CPA, began his career in 1981 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche) in New York and worked on both their audit and consulting staffs. In 1984, he joined the staff of Bell Atlantic Enterprises handling mergers and acquisitions. Bartlett has served on a number of external Boards. He is currently a Board Director of Prevention Education Inc., a New Jersey located not-for-profit charitable organization and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Rutgers Business School
Bartlett earned a degree in engineering from Lehigh University in 1980 and a M.B.A. from Rutgers University in 1981.