Chairman of the Board
Joseph Lucatorto is Chairman and CEO of Lucatorto Partners LLC, which he founded in August 2006. Mr. Lucatorto is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on telecommunications marketing, network architecture design and regulatory compliance. Mr. Lucatorto is acknowledged as the architect of the first Inter-exchange Access tariffs that led to the creation of the Regional Bell Operating Companies and was named the “Father of Interconnection” by the Financial Times for forging groundbreaking agreements that ushered in U.S. telecom deregulation.
Mr. Lucatorto’s career has spanned four decades with the “Bell System,” working at both AT&T, its Bellcore Labs as well as the sibling and successor companies to New York Telephone, including managing the combined enterprise voice and data service offerings for Verizon, serving a market segment representing more than one-third of the Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Lucatorto's skills in marketing, business management and integration were tapped for key leadership roles in the development of integrated services offerings resulting from the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX and the subsequent acquisition of GTE to form Verizon. He led the design, development and contract management function of all major bids and complex solutions as Vice President Custom Solutions and Opportunity Management for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Most recently, he held the position of Verizon's Vice President of Telecom Business Management where he led the strategy and seamless integration of enterprise customer solutions and services from the combined resources of Verizon and MCI business services. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board at Eyecast Inc., Mr. Lucatorto resides on the board of directors for Encore Networks Inc. and serves on advisory boards for Matisse Networks, DragonWave Inc. and Wesley Clover.
Mr. Lucatorto, a native of Queens, New York, received a degree in Electrical Technology from Queensboro College, attended Queens College Advanced Mathematics Program as well as the Advanced Management Program at Columbia University.