Windstream taps telecom veterans to head up wholesale, enterprise businesses

Dec. 5, 2023
The telco promoted Joe Scattegeria and Mike Flannery to oversee the wholesale and enterprise segments.

Windstream’s new Chairman and CEO, Paul Sunu, wastes no time putting his stamp on the company, naming new leaders for the telco’s Windstream’s Wholesale and Enterprise business units.

Scattareggia and Flannery previously served as the chief revenue officers of their respective business units.

They succeed former Windstream Wholesale and Enterprise President Buddy Bayer, who is departing at the end of the year to pursue another opportunity.

“Joe Scattareggia and Mike Flannery are highly skilled telecommunications executives with a deep understanding of our network, products and people, and they are both keenly focused on meeting our customers’ needs in a rapidly changing marketplace,” Sunu said. “I have had the opportunity to work with both Joe and Mike and look forward to collaborating with them even more closely in the future.”

Sunu wished Bayer well in his new ventures. “Buddy Bayer is a dynamic leader and will bring great value to his new role,” Sunu said.

Scattareggia, who joined Windstream in 2013, and Flannery, who joined in 2017, will be responsible for all sales, marketing, service delivery and customer care for their respective business units. Scattareggia will also be responsible for field operations. Flannery will continue to oversee the Windstream Enterprise Channel Program.

These appointments come when the Wholesale and Enterprise business units enhance offerings and reach.

Windstream Wholesale has a growing U.S. network presence, with multiple fiber construction builds underway, including the Beach Route, a new build from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida, of 864 count fiber and 651 route miles; CanAm2, another new build from New York City to Montreal of 432 count fiber and 455 route miles, and an extension of its T-Rock Express route from Tulsa to Little Rock, Arkansas, into Memphis for 432 count fiber and 472 route miles.

Likewise, Windstream Enterprise is growing its base of SASE and SD-WAN capabilities. For example, Windstream Enterprise made its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions available for U.S.-based companies that operate internationally.

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