President and Co-CEO
Peggy Dolgenos is co-founder and co-CEO of Cruzio Internet, one of the first internet service providers in the country. As CEO, she has been instrumental in maintaining the company’s long record of financial stability and reliability, and in transitioning the company from dialup to DSL to fiber optic connections over its 30-year history. Most recently, she has been involved in Cruzio’s Equal Access project, which works with schools, community leaders, and philanthropists to build broadband infrastructure to some of the most difficult-to-reach areas and to get internet to low-income students, seniors, and families. Independent ISPs like Cruzio are, unfortunately, few and far between; they create a competitive environment with lower prices and better service. Prior to founding Cruzio, she worked for nine years as a software engineer at the Santa Cruz Operation, a maker of UNIX. She has a degree in management from Yale University and computer science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.