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Howard E McNally

former COO, AT&T

Howard E McNally is a former senior executive at AT&T with extensive operating experience. Building on his 25 years of experience he has helped recruit experienced talent to help manage growth stage companies both as a recruiter and as a board member. Recently, he has been speaking on his experience and observations of innovation in corporate settings.

Howard successfully performed a series of senior leadership roles in both the Business to Business and Business to Consumer markets, which culminated in his tenure as co-President of AT&T Consumer, a $25 billion business generating $6 billion in free cash flow, that included more than 24,000 employees serving more than 50 million consumers. Prior to being named co-President, he served as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the business. In this capacity, he oversaw all sales, customer care, operator services, billing/collections, CRM and information systems employees that delivered local, long distance, internet access and other services.

Howard also was an early leader in identifying and implementing business processes suitable for outsourcing and "co-sourcing," having negotiated and overseen the largest co-sourcing agreement in business history. He also has in-depth knowledge of the business models, cultures and management teams of hundreds of technology and service vendors supporting enterprise operations for U.S.-based and global enterprises.

Howard has served on the Boards of Directors and in advisory roles of start up and growth stage technology companies and the Board of Trustees of philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations.