About the Professor

Instructor's Experience and Background

Carl Pavarini PhD, systems engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973; MIT Sloan Program for Senior Executives, 1986; INSEAD International Management Program (France), 1989

In 1999, Dr. Pavarini completed a 26 year career with Lucent Technologies and AT&T/Bell Labs. He spent 10 years at Bell Laboratories in applied research and product development. Subsequently, he held numerous business management positions, most often with P&L responsibility for global products and services, ranging from $1B+ existing businesses to internal start-ups in new market areas. He held vice president and general manager positions in, and was a corporate officer of, both AT&T and Lucent.

He is currently Visiting Executive at Stevens Institute of Technology, and adjunct professor in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has previously taught entrepreneurship in telecommunications and electronic media in the MBA program of the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University, and analytical methods in the Rutgers MBA program.

He is also an active investor in, and advisor to, technology-based companies. He served on the boards of several start-ups and one public company.