David Hargreaves has joined Verizon Business Markets as senior client executive for California state, local and education (SLED).

“I have 19 years industry experience in the Phoenix market, primarily with CenturyLink and Cox Business,” Hargreaves told Techwire. His most recent position included calling on SLED customers in the Arizona and New Mexico markets.

“I am moving with family from Phoenix, Ariz., and settling near the Folsom office with my wife, daughter and dogs Piper and Roxy,” he said.

“My primary reason for this move is that I have always wanted to work for Verizon, and my love of the outdoors makes this area an excellent place to work, live, and have fun!”

Before joining Verizon, Hargreaves previously was affiliated with Cox Business, CenturyLink and CenturyLink Business.

“The Telecom and Internet industry has been my career choice and has been a great journey overall,” Hargreaves says in his LinkedIn profile.

He may be contacted at david.hargreaves1@verizon.