Leadership Bios

Leadership Bios

Sunit Patel

Sunit Patel is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CenturyLink, a role which he held for more than 14 years at Level 3 prior to the 2017 merger with CenturyLink. Sunit is responsible for Billing, Credit and Collections, Tax, Procurement, Treasury, Accounting, Audit, Public Reporting, Budgeting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Real Estate and Fleet.

Sunit previously served as CFO and co-founder of Looking Glass Networks Inc., a facilities-based provider of metropolitan telecommunication transport services. Prior to that, he was Treasurer of MCI WorldCom, and, before that, he was Treasurer of MFS Communications, Inc., a competitive local exchange carrier acquired by WorldCom. He was formerly responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for BJ Services Company, now a part of Baker Hughes, and has worked in investment banking.

Sunit holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Rice University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).