Title: Chairman of the Board & CEO
Employer: PAETEC Holding Corp.
The Rise of PAETEC, 9/26/07
What I'm Best Known For (in the Telecom World):
Within five years of founding PAETEC in May 1998, Mr. Chesonis led the company to achieve the number two ranking in the 2003 Deloitte Fast 500 list of the fastest-growing public and private technology companies in North America. With the proposed acquistion of McLeodUSA, PAETEC now is on the verge of becoming one of the largest CLECs in North America, with $1.6 billion in annual revenue and 3.4 million access line equivalents.
Summary of Professional Background:
Began career at Rochester Telephone Corporation, now part of Citizens Communications Company. Went on to serve as President of ACC Corp., until it was purchased by TCG/ATT in 1998. Holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rochester. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Earth System Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.