Customer Service Awards & Support Judging Committee

Ted StudwellChair:                                                 

Ted Studwell, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Virtela - An NTT Communications Company, Greenwood Village, Colorado

Ted Studwell has over 20 years of executive management experience in engineering and technology organizations with significant in-depth experience in the strategy, business execution, design, planning, and operation of leading-edge services and solutions for the IT organizations of global multinational corporations.

He designs, delivers, and supports superior services to support the information technology needs for global enterprise customers. This includes network, security, and cloud services that are delivered worldwide for the customers of NTT Communications and Virtela. He is responsible for the company's network and security architecture, engineering, service implementation, and the relationships with network vendors and carriers around the globe. Ted leads the 24x7 Global Network, Security, and Cloud Operations Centers in Denver, Colorado; Mumbai, India; and Manila, Philippines.

Before NTT and Virtela, Ted worked on communications and Internet services at CenturyLink (formerly Qwest), Sprint, ARINC, COMSAT, and General Electric. He also served for over 25 years in the U.S. Navy in active and reserve capacities as a submarine officer where he completed naval nuclear power training, qualified as a submarine officer, was certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Chief Engineer for naval nuclear power plants, and achieved the rank of Captain.