Vice President at Large
Zain Ahmed is senior director at CenturyLink for civilian agencies within the U.S. federal government. In this capacity, Zain leads a team of business professionals delivering innovative IP-based network solutions and managed services, cloud computing, cyber security, and IT mission support with an emphasis on customer experience. Zain has successfully led a broad range of organizations during his career. Most recently, as client executive for the Law Enforcement Vertical at CenturyLink, Zain led an organization responsible for the sales and service of the LAN Managed Service that generated substantial value for both customers and the company. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Zain founded an international IT recycling business based out of Dubai. Before his own venture, he spent eight years at Verizon in various roles within the federal markets division supporting government agencies. Zain holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park.