Prior to joining AT&T, he was Director of US Sales and Operations for Direct Language, Inc., a global multilanguage advertising firm specializing in broadcast and print media where he designed and implemented sales and marketing strategies. Mr. Colaneri serves as a regular Guest Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of San Francisco and he serves as a graduate business advisor focused on fueling the retail industry with a continual pipeline of fresh talent.
Mr. Colaneri is on the Board of Directors for the National Retail Federation Foundation and he serves as Retail Industry Advisory Board member to Azeti Networks, a machine to machine/Internet of Things solutions firm headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Colaneri is former Chair on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony and was President of the Board at Frameline for 5 of a 6-year term, an international media and film distribution non-profit focused on Diversity Equity & Inclusion in under-served communities.
Michael received dual bachelor’s degrees in Management and Marketing from San Francisco State University and received a Master's in Business Administration in International Business from the University of San Francisco.