Mr. Roger Gurnani

Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect | Verizon

Roger Gurnani is executive vice president and chief information and technology architect for Verizon, a leading provider of 4G wireless, fiber-optic broadband and global Internet network services. He is responsible for developing and guiding Verizon’s technology strategy and investments.  His role includes network and technology planning, development of architecture and roadmaps, continued evolution of digital platforms and oversight and direction for the CIO and CTO teams across Verizon.

Before being named to his current position in January 2015, Gurnani was executive vice president and chief information officer for Verizon Communications.

Prior to 2010, Gurnani was senior vice president of new product development for Verizon Wireless and was responsible for the innovation, development and commercialization of consumer and business products.  Gurnani also served as the president of the West area for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the company's operations throughout the western United States.

Gurnani was one of the founding officers of Verizon Wireless. Until 2005, he served as vice president and chief information officer, helping to oversee the integration of the domestic wireless operations of Bell Atlantic, Vodafone AirTouch and GTE at the company's inception in 2000. He had previously served as vice president and chief information officer at Bell Atlantic Mobile.

Gurnani is a graduate of Auburn University and holds bachelors and masters degrees in industrial and systems engineering.