Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sprint Names Marcelo Claure as CEO

Sprint named Marcelo Claure as its new CEO, replacing Dan Hesse, who joined Sprint as President and CEO in December 2007 and led the company through a series of acquisitions, including the merger with SoftBank, and a multi-year overhaul of its nationwide network, including the shutdown of the Nextel network.

Claure, 43, is founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., a specialized wireless distributor serving leading mobile OEMs, retailers, and wireless network operators. Brightstar handles procurement, logistics, programming and kitting for mobile handsets and accessories on a global basis. The company is based in Miami.

Sprint said Claure’s first priority will be to continue the build out of Sprint’s network by leveraging its strong spectrum holdings as well as ensuring that Sprint always maintains truly competitive offers in the marketplace.