Donald Peterson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc., a leading provider of communications systems and e-business solutions for businesses, government agencies and other organizations from 2000 through 2006, and continues in the role of Avaya’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has also held senior positions at Nortel Communications Systems and AT&T’s Communications Services Group, until it was divested as Lucent Technologies in 1996 (and eventually came to operate as Avaya).
Chuck Auster has over thirty years of experience creating value through entrepreneurship, large corporate executive management, and private equity investments and transactions. He is currently Founder and Managing Partner of Auster Capital Partners.
Gerald Butters is an acknowledged dignitary in the communications industry with his career spanning more than 40 years. His appointments have included President of NTI (Nortel’s US Subsidiary), Chairman of the Board of AGCS (a joint manufacturing venture of AT&T and GTE) and President of AT&T’s Network Systems Global Public Networks Development and Manufacturing divisions.
Dave Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jenne Inc., a leading value-added distributor of business telephony, data, audio and video conferencing, and security technology products, for the SMB and Enterprise markets. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions at Avaya and its international affiliates, and has developed particular expertise in channel penetration and development in business telecommunications markets. He has significant experience in global sales and marketing and a history of building successful international sales alliances.
Carmelo Farrugia has over 25 years experience in sales and marketing in both the telecom and high tech industries. As the co-founder of both Telco Plus and Norigen Communications he grew Norigen into one of the largest carriers in the very competitive Canadian CLEC marketplace. He has also held senior executive positions with AGT (Telus), Sprint Canada, AT&T Canada, and Mitel Corporation.
With more than 20 years commercial real estate experience, Joseph Genovesi is one of the most knowledgeable and respected real estate professionals in New York City. He started his career at Gronich & Co. and Cushman & Wakefield before founding his own firm DG Hart Associates, which he subsequently sold and is now operating as NAI New York. He is currently Executive Managing Director of Studley Capital New York, a large property firm.