William E. Bradley
Senior Vice President, Cyber Engineering and Technology Services
- Vice President and Chief Technical Officer – 1999
- Chief Information Officer – 2009
- Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer – 2010
- Senior Vice President, Cyber Engineering and Technology Services – 2016
- Bachelor’s Degree/Computer Science – Louisiana Tech University/Ruston, Louisiana
Bill Bradley is Senior Vice President of Cyber Engineering and Technology Services for CenturyLink. During his 30-year tenure with the company, he has led various technology-focused organizations, including the global IT organization, through numerous successful integrations and large system conversions, driving synergies and supporting innovation throughout the company.
Bradley is responsible for managing, maintaining and developing CenturyLink’s internal cybersecurity and engineering function and is helping grow CenturyLink’s cyber-based technology services portfolio. He leads a global workforce to ensure the company is protected and its cyber technology services customers receive support from a trusted partner with deep technical experience.
Bradley has held numerous leadership roles, evolving the IT organization as the company has transformed from a rural telephone provider to a global leader in advanced IP-enabled network, cloud/hosting, and IT services. Bradley has a passion for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, illustrated by his efforts to establish CenturyTel as an Internet Service Provider in 1997. He continues this theme of innovation in his current role.
Bradley was instrumental in CenturyTel’s acquisition of Embarq in 2009, creating CenturyLink, successfully integrating hundreds of applications, converting millions of customers to a single consumer billing system and tripling the scale of the IT organization. Building on this experience, he also contributed to CenturyLink’s acquisition of Qwest in 2011, doubling the scale of the IT organization to support millions of customers and more than 40,000 employees. Bradley’s focus on creating a “one company” mindset, following these acquisitions, helped set the foundation for the technological and cultural transformation at CenturyLink.
Bradley serves on several boards focused on promoting the growth of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and developing collaborative relationships between industry and academic organizations. He believes the foundation of a well-balanced and productive life is to follow your passion, work hard and give back to your community.