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John Papadakis - President and CEO

John Papadakis President & CEO

John is the President and CEO of Hydro One Telecom and has responsibility for leading the company to great success. His expertise in telecommunications and high-tech spans more than 25 years, having led numerous companies through accelerated growth.

Prior to his appointment, John held senior executive positions with notable companies like Rogers, Avaya, Clearnet and Group Telecom. Through his unique breadth of experience he leverages extensive business, technical and operational knowledge to drive business growth and achieve marketplace leadership.

John holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario.

David Hurst - VP Sales and Marketing

David Hurst Vice-President, Sales & Marketing

David is responsible for the marketing and development of public sector, enterprise and wholesale business at Hydro One Telecom. His 30 years of telecommunications experience also includes sales and marketing for channel distribution development and call centre management, supporting wireless, satellite and Internet telecom products.

Robert Agostino

Robert Agostino Vice-President, Business Development

Robert leads business development initiatives for Hydro One Telecom.  During Robert’s 24 year career, he has held positions in business and strategy development, account management, marketing, engineering and operations. He has worked with notable companies like Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Mobility and Group Telecom. Robert holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. Robert is a licensed Professional Engineer and he is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Mukul Sarin

Mukul Sarin Vice President of Finance, Regulatory & Carrier Services

Mukul leads the Finance, Regulatory, Planning, Compliance and Carrier Services groups for Hydro One Telecom. He brings more than 15 years of Telecom experience to his role. During his 25 year career, he has held senior positions in Financial Reporting, Strategic Planning and Regulatory Compliance. He has worked with notable companies like Bell Canada & Sunlife Financial. Mukul is a CPA, CGA and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario.

Harrisankar Persaud

Harrisankar Persaud Vice-President, Network Operations and IT

As VP Network Operations and IT for Hydro One Telecom, Harri is responsible for Incident and Change Management, second level support and field services. As well, he is accountable for all aspects of IT Engineering and Operations. During his 16 year career at Hydro One Telecom, Harri has held various progressive management roles in Engineering and Operations. Amongst his many accomplishments is the development and implementation of the Hydro One Telecom Converged Optical and IP Network known as COIN. Harri holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.

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About Hydro One Telecom

At Hydro One Telecom, we are Connecting PossibilitiesTM by combining the strength and reliability of a respected utility with the agility of a small telecommunications provider. Established in 2000, we offer broadband telecommunications and data management solutions, including Connectivity, and fully managed Operations, Cloud and Professional Services, to medium- and large-sized enterprises, wholesalers, public sector agencies and other organizations. As a wholly owned subsidiary of 2486267 Ontario Inc. (which in turn is wholly owned by Hydro One Limited), we are able to leverage portions of Hydro One Limited’s province-wide network, along with the high-speed bandwidth used to monitor Ontario’s electrical grid for Hydro One Networks Inc., to provide more than 8,700 KM of broadband network coverage across Ontario, into Montreal and the U.S. Learn more here.

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