Anthony Cassara has 30 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry.
He is currently the President of Cassara Management Group, Inc. (CMGI), a privately held business counseling practice focused on the telecommunications industry. CMGI specializes in business evaluations, management recruitment & development, organizational change strategies and creating strategic business growth opportunities for telecommunications companies. more…
In an interim position, Mr. Cassara served as President, CEO and Vice Chairman for Pangea Ltd., a private telecommunications carrier with a 4,500 mile fiber optic network in northern Europe.
During his 16 years with Frontier and Global Crossing, Mr. Cassara held many executive positions in various domestic and international business units. These included being the President of the United Kingdom operation, as well as President of Rochester Telephone Corporation. Under Mr. Cassara’s leadership, Rochester Telephone became the first incumbent local carrier in the United States to open its market for local competition, a year ahead of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ACN (a privately held telecommunications company operating in North America, Europe and Australia), deltathree, Inc. (DDDC.OB), and WorldGate Communications, Inc. (WGAT.OB). He has recently served on the Board of Directors of Mpower Communications (a publicly held CLEC), CIMCO Communications (a privately held CLEC) Board of Advisors, Teleglobe International, InSciTek (a privately held start-up IP technology venture), FLAG (a publicly held global telecom carrier) which was sold to Reliance Infocomm Ltd of India, Eschelon Telecom (a privately held CLEC), The School of the Holy Childhood (a private school for children with special needs) and Sixteen:Fifteen (a non-profit organization). In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Board for CompTel (a telecommunications industry trade organization) and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester, NY chapter of the American Red Cross.
Mr. Cassara earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Boston College. He lives in Rochester, NY with his wife Carol and family.