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What does it take to be a Successful Leader?

Topics: Infrastructure Mobile Organizational Structure Social Talent & Workforce

April 16, 2015 • Tuck School of Business

andrewgeisse-110x143What does it take to be a successful leader? NetNumber Advisor and former CEO of AT&T Business Services Andy Geisse shared his perspectives from a successful career in the telecom and tech sectors. Andy will cover his ten success factors and answer questions.

Andrew M. Geisse
Advisor, NetNumber
Former CEO, AT&T Business SolutionsNetNumber

Andy Geisse is a 35 year telecom industry veteran who has served in a variety of key executive leadership positions for AT&T’s wireline and wireless organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad. He currently serves as an advisor to the NetNumber board. Andy’s last position was as Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business Solutions, AT&T’s business to business group. He had P&L responsibility for over 50% of ATT’s revenue. The customer base included over 3.5 million business customers and all of the Fortune 1000.

Prior  to  his  most  recent  position,  Andy  served  as  Executive  Vice  President  of  AT&T’s Global Customer Service,  where  he  was  responsible  for  all  customer  service and operations  functions  for  AT&T’s Business Solutions. From 2004 to 2007, Geisse served as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to that role, he was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Software Solutions responsible for AT&T’s software development. His experience also includes several leadership positions in the wireless industry, including serving as CEO of VTR Cellular from 1995-96 and Chairman and CEO of STARTEL from 1996-1998 – both Chilean wireless providers partially owned by AT&T at the time. Mr. Geisse earned a bachelor degree in Economics and Mathematics from The University of Missouri and a MBA from Washington University.