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|Paul Paolisso Biography|
Director Market Development - 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 delivering future-ready Fiber to the Room solutions through Corning Software-Defined LAN, which offers the flexibility of GPON and/or Active E over the same core infrastructure. The product portfolio was officially rolled out commercially in February 2019 and is supported by Corning's new In-Building Network Team across North America.
In this role, Paul leads Corning's market development efforts in evangelizing the Corning fiber/power deep story to key decision makers and influencers in the hotel and lodging industry including brands, owners, management companies, integrators, managed service providers, design firms and consultants.
Prior to joining Corning, Paul was Senior 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 250 hotel properties.
Paul is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Ellicott City with his wife Susie. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.