Rasesh Patel has responsibility for AT&T Business’ portfolio-wide P&L with $36 Billion of annual revenue as well as its cutting-edge integrated platforms, products, and solutions, including Mobility, 5G, Edge Compute, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, Cybersecurity, Voice, Collaboration, and Cloud Connectivity. He also oversees pricing and the group’s digital platforms and portals.
Rasesh was previously responsible for AT&T’s consumer broadband and video business. This included oversight of the fastest growing fiber broadband subscriber base in America and the premium and over-thetop (OTT) video portfolio—including DIRECTV and AT&T TV.
Rasesh has a wealth of experience at AT&T, including sales, distribution, customer operations, customer experience, digital, and product management. He previously led the entire distribution and care organization for AT&T Communications. In this role, he and his team of 50K employees delivered best-in-class products and services and cared for customers through an innovative distribution network that reached 140 million connections.
Prior to joining AT&T, during his tenure at DIRECTV, Rasesh served as SVP of Customer Experience. He was responsible for driving an enterprise-wide customer-centric culture and improving customers’ experience across sales, call center, field, and online channels. He improved DIRECTV’s NPS position from third to first in the industry, while simultaneously driving significant improvement in operating efficiencies.
Rasesh was also part of the leadership team that commercially launched Tata Sky, India’s second largest pay TV business. Serving as interim Chief Information Officer, he led the implementation of all business support systems and IT infrastructure. He also established the IT strategy, developed the three-year operating plan and built strong business partnerships with the Tata Sky C-suite and functional leaders.
Rasesh received an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
He enjoys travel, golf, and has a passion for climbing mountains. He, his wife, and their daughters reside in Dallas, TX.