Dudley Slater published his first book Fusion Leadership, with Steven Taylor, in 2017. Prior to becoming a writer, Slater co-founded Integra Telecom, Inc. and served as its CEO for fifteen years, growing the company from nine to over 2,000 Dudley Slater published his first book Fusion Leadership, with Steven Taylor, in 2017.
Prior to becoming a writer, Slater co-founded Integra Telecom, Inc. and served as its CEO for fifteen years, growing the company from nine to over 2,000 employees and transitioning it from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States, generating over $600 million in revenue. The Portland Business Journal also cited Integra as one of “Oregon’s 10 Most Admired Companies” over six consecutive years from 2005 through 2010. Slater presently serves or has recently served in a variety of governance, operating, and entrepreneurial roles working with institutional investors and operating companies in the telecommunications, healthcare, banking, and media industries. In addition to his board roles with Umpqua Bank (NASD: UMPQ), Wow! Cable & Internet and Integra Telecom Inc., Slater’s corporate governance and board memberships also include the nations largest video networking and enterprise collaboration integrator and a super-regional fiber network operator serving enterprise customers in the eastern United States.
His recent operating roles include those as president of one of the nation’s largest investors in healthcare technology and alternative healthcare distribution companies and as president and CEO of the largest operator of institutional review boards serving the clinical trials industry. He also serves as an industry advisor to EQT Partners in New York. Slater has been a member of the World President Organization (WPO/ YPO) for nearly twenty years.Ernst & Young recognized Slater as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Northwest in 2011.
He earned a bachelor of science in geophysics from UCLA and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. Slater has two beautiful grown children (Toryn and Kathrina) and lives with his wife of twenty-nine years, Laurie, in Portland, Oregon, and New York, New York.
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