Chris McKee
General Counsel and EVP, Corporate Development, GTT Communications

Speaker Profile

Chris McKee is GTT’s general counsel and EVP, corporate development. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing GTT’s legal affairs and serving as corporate secretary for the GTT board, Mr. McKee leads the development of strategic business opportunities for the company, including all merger and acquisition activities.  During Mr. McKee’s tenure, GTT has completed more than 30 acquisitions. Mr. McKee also leads GTT’s supplier management group that maintains relationships with more than 3,500 network suppliers around the world.   

Mr. McKee has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining GTT, he served as general counsel for StarVox Communications where he was responsible for the company’s legal department, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, litigation, and legal support for the sales teams. Mr. McKee also formerly served as vice president and assistant general counsel for Covad Communications where he headed Covad’s Washington DC office and directed the federal and state regulatory compliance and advocacy efforts for the company. Mr. McKee previously worked for XO Communications, Net2000 Communications and was in private practice in Washington DC as an associate at Dickstein Shapiro and Cooley LLP. Mr. McKee also serves as a director of Cool Technologies, which is developing heat dispersion technologies for use in various product platforms worldwide. Mr. McKee received a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and a law degree from Syracuse University.

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