Don Peterson

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Not to be confused with former Ford executive Donald Petersen, or former Michigan Wolverines football player Don Peterson (American football).

Donald K. Peterson is an American executive. Creator and former CEO of Avaya, he was formerly the CFO of Lucent.[1][2][3]

Peterson graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business in 1973.


  1. ^ David Rohd (July 3, 2000). "Lucent spinoff Avaya plays to its strength". IDG Network World Inc.: 68. ISSN 0887-7661. 
  2. ^ "Avaya CEO Don Peterson looks ahead". Computerworld. Retrieved 16 Feb 2010. 
  3. ^ Avaya CEO steps down
Business positions
Preceded by
President & CEO

Oct 2000–2006
Succeeded by
Louis D'Ambrosio