Glenn Lurie has been the CEO of AT&T Mobility since December 2014. He serves as a lead adviser to the company’s board of directors, guiding strategy and financial performance.
Glenn Lurie is an American businessman who has been the CEO of AT&T Mobility since December 2014. Lurie also serves as a lead adviser to the company’s board of directors, guiding strategy and financial performance. Lurie was born in Philadelphia and attended Yale University, where he earned his B.A. in economics in 1983. Following graduation, Lurie held several executive positions, including chief financial officer for The Charles Schwab Corporation and president for Equity Lines Retail Holding Corporation. He joined AT&T in 2001 as an executive vice president of the company’s corporate strategy and business development department, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions with competitors such as Vodafone, Sprint Nextel USA, and Verizon Wireless.
Lurie was the CEO of AT&T following the Verizon Wireless purchase of BellSouth, and he is considered one of the most successful CEOs in America. He helped to save AT&T from bankruptcy, restoring confidence in its brand and leading to several acquisitions by the company. He helped to expand the company’s presence in Latin America, a key source of growth for AT&T. He also opened a new office in Africa and helped to develop the company’s presence there, which would prove to be an important market for AT&T.
Lurie played an essential role in helping to secure the purchase of T-Mobile USA, which created a stronger competitor in the wireless industry. He oversaw the creation of several new business units and worked to consolidate AT&T’s infrastructure. He was also responsible for introducing new services, such as a voice-over internet protocol (VoIP), which made it easier for customers to use their mobile phones with broadband services.
Lurie is also known for serving as an executive at Verizon Wireless, where he helped to improve the company’s financial performance.