Director Vertical Programs - Hospitality, Corning
Paul Paolisso joined Corning Optical Communications in March 2014 as Director, Vertical Programs-Hospitality. Paul is responsible for business development in the hospitality space with a focus on Corning’s Optical Network Evolution (ONE™) which is the first all-optical converged solution for delivering data and voice services all the way to the guest room. In this role, Paul has occasion to touch a variety of decision makers and influencers in the hotel and lodging industry including brands, owners and management companies as well as integrators, in-room service providers, cellular carriers and others. Prior to joining Corning, Paul was Sr. Manager, National Accounts with Sprint-Nextel for 14+ years starting in 1999 with Nextel. Since 2002, Paul has worked exclusively in hospitality managing several of Sprint-Nextel’s largest national accounts in the industry. During that time, Paul, in partnership with Sprint-Nextel’s Custom Network Solutions In-Building Team (CNS), was responsible for the installation of cellular infrastructure in over 350 customer properties. These solutions evolved from limited spot coverage/single carrier solutions powered by Bi-Directional Antennae (BDA’s or repeaters) in the beginning to full property Sprint-Nextel and multi-carrier systems. Paul is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Ellicott City, MD with his wife Susie. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.