Prior to joining the University of Texas, he served as the CEO and board member of Broadwing Communications in Austin, Texas. He led the successful sale of the company to Level 3 Communications in January 2007 for $1.8 billion.
Mr. Courter had served as CEO and Chairman of NEON Communications from December 2000 to March 2005. He completed a capital restructuring in 2002 that led to the successful merger of NEON with RCN in March of 2005.
Prior to joining NEON, Courter was CEO of Enertel, a facilities based network service provider in The Netherlands.
From 1994 to 1998, Courter was based in Belgium as Vice President of Finance and Assistant General Manager of GlobalOne, a joint venture formed by Sprint, Deutsche Telecom and France Telecom. Earlier in his career, Courter worked for IBM Corporation and KPMG.