Randy Ford

Sr. Product Development Manager, SDN, Windstream

Randy Ford directs product development for Wholesale SDN initiatives at Windstream. Randy joined Windstream as a Product Engineer for Cloud Services in 2013, he has served in a variety of product roles supporting and launching Carrier Ethernet, MPLS, Internet, Network Security, and Private Cloud. Most recently Randy has been leading the product lifecycle management of SD-WAN for the Wholesale segment as well as development initiatives for Windstream’s Software Defined Network orchestrated waveproduct (SDNow). Randy has an MBA from Simon School of Business at University of Rochester and a BA in Political Science from SUNY Geneseo. Prior to working in the telecommunications industry he spent time as Project Director of Imaging Informatics at a major academic medical institution and also served as the VP of Information Technology for Western New York’s largest real estate corporation.