Peter Cornell

Peter began his career with AT&T in 1979, as a technician responsible for the maintenance of a DOD switching complex. Over the ensuing years, he has had responsibility for managing a wide range of teams, in such diverse areas as lightgide system development on the first commercial gigabit system, to the automation and re-engineering of the Outside Plant workforce to achieve over a 30% reduction in cost to AT&T.
He has led the maintenance organization responsible for AT&T’s domestic transport and switching networks, and currently heads the team that manages and provisions the AT&T global switched infrastructure serving TDM customers. His engaging style of leadership, coupled with an intense focus on people have made him a frequent choice to lead teams facing significant technical, financial or performance challenges.
He holds or has patents pending in such diverse areas as complex circuit restoration algorithms to service feature offers, and really enjoys the fine art of tinkering. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the College of New Jersey and an MBA from Rutgers University. He currently leads the team responsible for supporting customers through the provisioning and maintenance of AT&T services in the Mid-Atlantic, NY/NJ and New England states, the Most of World (MOW) centers outside the Domestic U.S. and the operation of AT&T managed Undersea Cables. Previous to this assignment, he was President of AT&T’s 272 siloed operations including Long Distance, Advanced Services Inc and IDC Operations.
His hobbies include building furniture, riding motorcycles and ham radio. For relaxation he spends all the time he can with his wife and daughter at the Jersey shore.