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  • Title
    EVP/President, Product Innovation and New Businesses
  • Affiliation
    Verizon Communications
  • Age
    49

The only female executive directly reporting to [f500link]Verizon[/f500link] CEO Lowell McAdam, Walden is overseeing the $131.6 billion company’s evolution from a telecom into a media business aiming to compete with [f500link]Facebook[/f500link] and [f500link]Google[/f500link]. Walden is rumored to be on the short list of potential successors to McAdam, but right now her focus is integrating Yahoo­—acquired for $4.8 billion in July—with AOL, bought last year for $4.4 billion. She also runs some of the company’s new ventures, such as online video streaming and connected cars.

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Company Financials (2015, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($B)131.6
Profits ($B)17.9
Market Value as of 8/26/16 ($M)
212253