Frontier Communications, an advanced business communications company, has appointed Robert Starr as senior vice president (SVP) and treasurer. Starr will report to Donald Shassian, executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO).
Most recently, Starr was global treasurer at Lazard Frères & Co, where he improved global cash management and risk management, managed all bank and rating agency relationships, and structured capital market transactions. Prior to this, he was managing director and corporate treasurer for the Ambac Financial Group, where be established a formal treasury function as the company transitioned into a major participant in public and structured finance.
Earlier he was first vice president, treasury, of Salomon Smith Barney and before that, assistant vice president (AVP), risk analysis and management for the Bank of America (BofA).
Starr earned a BS in Marketing from the State University of New York, College at Oswego and an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business Administration. His executive education includes the Financial Management Programme at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Negotiations at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
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