Michael Iandolo is a seasoned telecommunications industry executive with strong leadership experience balancing strategic development and business operations to produce sustainable bottom-line profitability.
Iandolo is currently serving as the VP and General Manager for Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Business, with P&L and R&D responsibility for Cisco’s broad Mobility portfolio, consisting of the following product families, namely Mobile Packet Core (including the Ultra virtualized platform), Policy/PCRF, Self-Organizing Network (SON) Radio Access Network Optimization technologies, and Licensed Small Cell. Iandolo directly manages a global team responsible for product planning, product marketing, new product introduction, software development, network level testing, solutions development, and post-sales support.
Prior to this position, Iandolo served, since 2013, as the VP/GM for the Cisco Mobile Packet Core business, a global business with more than 200 Service Provider customers and annual revenues greater than $500M. During this time, the Cisco Mobile Packet Core business has consistently maintained the number one market share position within the industry.
Iandolo has an extensive background in managing large, global businesses within the Mobile Service Provider industry. Prior to joining Cisco, Iandolo was Vice President and General Manager for Juniper’s Mobility Business Unit. He has also consulted with large Mobile Network Operators and various Government Agencies. In 2010, Iandolo contributed significantly to the development of the FCC’s Public Safety Plan that proposed the utilization of commercial LTE technology for a National First Responder Network, now called FirstNet.
For more than ten years, Iandolo held numerous executive roles within the Wireless Networks Divisions in Lucent Technologies and in Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), rising to the position of President and General Manager of the Wireless Networks Product Division at ALU, where he ran an organization of 9,000 development engineers and business professionals with annual revenues in excess of $4B.
Iandolo began his career and worked for 15+ years at AT&T as a Director of New Business Development and in various R&D Management roles.
Iandolo earned his MS, Biomedical Engineering, from Carnegie-Mellon University and received his BS, Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. He also completed Executive Education, Strategic Marketing Management, at Harvard University Business School.