Mr. Gutiérrez has considerable experience across a diverse range of industries at both the executive and board-level, including strong technology expertise. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Mr. Gutiérrez spent 25 years at AT&T Inc., where he held several senior executive positions including President and/or CEO of five business units ranging from $5B to $25B in revenue. His leadership roles at AT&T have cultivated a keen insight into corporate strategy and a customer-focused approach to business. He also has significant financial and accounting experience and has been a valued member of several public-company boards, serving in audit, finance, compensation, nominating and governance committees.
Mr. Gutiérrez currently serves as a director of Denny’s Corp. (Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee) and Adient plc (member of the Audit and Governance Committees). He previously served as a director of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, where he participated in the merger with JAB’s Keurig, creating a combined $11B beverage conglomerate and driving significant value for shareholders. He is also an active member of several boards at the University of Missouri and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Thompson Foundation for Autism.