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P.J. Louis is a seasoned executive with areas of expertise in turnarounds, restructurings, business and operational improvements with underperforming / distressed telecommunications and technology companies. His work in this area has also involved technical due diligence and financial and operational analysis of telecommunications carriers and their electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider partners.
Mr. Louis is the author of eleven books on telecommunications and the telecom industry and is currently an adjunct professor of business for the State University of New York (SUNY). Some of his previous roles include managing partner at private equity fund Avondale Ventures, LLC and managing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ telecom and technology restructuring practice.
Additionally, as a former senior member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research (today's Telcordia Technologies), Mr. Louis worked in the wireless and landline technologies group as subject matter expert for network signaling where he participated in the creation of the United States’ first wireless roaming standard and formulation of the original CDMA, TDMA, and GSM wireless signaling standards.
Mr. Louis is a former officer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) where he remains a senior member today. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Polytechnic Institute of New York.