The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JNET, has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of operating and management roles at AT&T and Comcast. Most recently, Jefferson served as Executive Vice President of Business Services for AT&T Broadband, a high growth business unit providing network and high-speed data connectivity to small and medium sized businesses. Jefferson’s management experience has provided him with a deep understanding of provisioning and purchasing the services that JNET offers. For example, Jefferson served as Vice President – Consumer Operations at AT&T where he was responsible for managing customer care and directing installation services for more than 85 million customers, representing revenues in excess of $25 billion of revenue.
Through his industry affiliations, Jefferson has established strong personal and business relationships with the senior leadership teams at major telecom and cable companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Cox Communications, Time Warner and MCI-WorldCom that will be leveraged to broaden the customer base of JNET. Further, Jefferson’s civic and community activities, including his role as Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church (6,000 congregation) and his participation in the National Urban League, NAACP and other major community-based organizations, provide him access to potential government and corporate clients.
The Chief Financial Officer. Gene’s experience spans over 25 plus years. He earned his CPA at one of the largest accounting firms then called Ernst & Whinney and has since worked for several large firms.
His experience is extensive in the areas of capital financing, turnaround management, outsourcing and performance based management. He was recently the CFO of MRG (MetroMedia Restaurant Group), which is one of the largest restaurant company’s in the country including brands such as Steak & Ale, Bennigan’s and Ponderosa.
The financial and cost management discipline that he brings will be a valued compliment to David and Ernie.
Ernest D. Mackey, III (Ernie)
The Chief Operating Officer, has nearly 20 years experience in the telecommunications arena. He most recently served as the Customer Operations Program Vice President for Lucent Technologies where he was responsible for the day to day operations in support of the AT&T and BellSouth customer teams. Ernie was selected to lead Lucent Technologies Disaster Recovery Program in support of Hurricane Katrina communication recovery efforts.
Ernie comes to JNET having held a broad range of management and leadership positions and experiences across Strategy, Finance, Program Management, Manufacturing, Order Fulfillment, Disaster Recovery and Operations P&L.
He holds a BA in Economics from Oberlin College, MBA and has completed Executive Development training at Cal Berkeley and the University of Pittsburgh.