Anthony Christie, ’91 EMBA, has a fast-paced and stressful job tending to the high-tech needs of his company’s customers and partners. He is chief marketing officer at Level 3, a premier international provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers based in Broomfield, Colo.
He oversees the direction of segment and go-to-market strategies, product management and corporate marketing efforts.
Christie, who also holds a Master of Science degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has enjoyed a remarkable career in the telecommunications industry, holding various key positions with AT & T and Global Crossing. He joined Level 3 when the company acquired Global Crossing in 2011.
Christie’s exposure to a diverse group of students and professors during his EMBA program at UNH profoundly influenced his professional life. His professors, he says, facilitated constructive discussions that challenged everyone’s beliefs and values. As a result, Christie developed respect and understanding for their different perspectives.
“My classes at UNH always had ample time for debate and discussion,” he recalls. “That was a great experience and a good foundation to learn from.” Today, diversity is equally as important to him and to the company he works for. “There is no substitute for diversity,” Christie asserts. “You must have an environment representative of the world you serve.”
As such, Christie believes the world of technology should promote global understanding. That’s a fitting philosophy for a dynamic leader who learned at UNH that people are the most “critical system” of all.
Posted Winter 2013