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    New CEO Marcelo Claure

    Guess it's official now..

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 06, 2014 - Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) today announced that its Board of Directors named Marcelo Claure as the company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11. Claure, 43, joined the Sprint Board of Directors in January and is the Founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. As President and CEO, 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.

    Since founding Brightstar in 1997, Claure has grown the company from a small Miami-based distributor into a global business, with $10.5 billion in gross revenue for the year ended in 2013. Brightstar has become the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services to the wireless industry. Claure was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, highlighting exceptional global leaders 40 years of age or younger. Throughout his career, Claure has received several Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the year awards.

    “Marcelo is a successful entrepreneur who transformed a start-up into a global telecommunications company. He has the management experience, passion and drive to create the strongest network and offer the best products and services in the wireless industry,” said Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son. “While we continue to believe industry consolidation will enhance competitiveness and benefit customers, our focus moving forward will be on making Sprint the most successful carrier.”

    “I’ve had the unique opportunity to spend the past few months actively engaging with Sprint’s Board, management team and front-line employees,” said Claure. “I am honored to have the opportunity to now lead the Sprint team as we mobilize to become the wireless carrier of choice in the U.S. In the short-term, we will focus on becoming extremely cost efficient and competing aggressively in the marketplace. While consolidating makes sense in the long-term, for now, we will focus on growing and repositioning Sprint.”

    Claure will resign his position at Brightstar effective August 11 and SoftBank announced it would acquire Claure’s remaining interest in the Company.

    Claure succeeds 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. Hesse received Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and was named by Glassdoor in 2014 as being among the highest-rated CEOs by employees, and twice received Wireless Week’s Leadership Award. In 2014’s American Customer Satisfaction Index, Sprint is the most improved U.S. company in overall customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years.

    “I’m proud of the resilience of Sprint’s people during a difficult transformation and I’m optimistic about how they will build on a foundation of innovation to succeed in the future,” Hesse said. “It’s been an honor to have led such dedicated teammates for more than six-and-a-half years. Marcelo has been a great addition to Sprint’s Board and his entrepreneurial background, business savvy, industry experience and strong relationship with Masayoshi Son make Marcelo an excellent choice to lead Sprint going forward.”

    “Dan has guided Sprint through a challenging period and has built a solid foundation for future growth. The Board sincerely appreciates his leadership,” said Son.

    Claure will be based at Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, KS, and plans to relocate to the Kansas City area.
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    He and Son face an uphill battle. The Sprint brand is at one of its lowest points ever and all 3 of its competitors are just crushing them on all fronts. The primary goal first and foremost needs to be to fix the network. That's where most of their bad reputation currently stems from. Once it's reliable again they need to come up with some creative plans and marketing to disrupt the industry like Son said he thinks he can do. They have the spectrum, the tools. They've always had them, they just failed in execution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus_ View Post
    He and Son face an uphill battle. The Sprint brand is at one of its lowest points ever and all 3 of its competitors are just crushing them on all fronts. The primary goal first and foremost needs to be to fix the network. That's where most of their bad reputation currently stems from. Once it's reliable again they need to come up with some creative plans and marketing to disrupt the industry like Son said he thinks he can do. They have the spectrum, the tools. They've always had them, they just failed in execution.
    A few years ago T-Mobile was considered the worst carrier now they are balls to the wall.

    In a couple of years things may be dramatically different.

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    Sprint needed a change in leadership. I am glad this is happening.

    Hopefully Marcelo can take care of business.
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    Definitely glad to see new leadership at Sprint. Since he's new, hopefully Son can train him well.

    I wonder what he has in mind when he says "In the short term, we will focus on becoming extremely cost efficient..." though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by offthegrid View Post
    A few years ago T-Mobile was considered the worst carrier now they are balls to the wall.

    In a couple of years things may be dramatically different.
    Yes, but the thing to remember is that it's not just about new leadership, but competent leadership, with vision and the will to execute that vision. I hope that this guy is that person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by offthegrid View Post
    A few years ago T-Mobile was considered the worst carrier now they are balls to the wall.

    In a couple of years things may be dramatically different.
    Quote Originally Posted by wifiguru View Post
    Sprint needed a change in leadership. I am glad this is happening.

    Hopefully Marcelo can take care of business.
    Yeah, I really didn't have any confidence in Sprint when Hesse kept staying in power. At least there's a glimmer of hope now. Not much. Sometimes, corporations have such ingrained culture that even new CEOs can only do so much. The auto industry is a good example.

    GM makes some good stuff now, but I'd still never buy them. They never even found the ignition switch problem. A lawyer suing them figured it out. I'm sure there's a ton of other nasty gremlins in their cars that they'll never find even when they look.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    Definitely glad to see new leadership at Sprint. Since he's new, hopefully Son can train him well.

    I wonder what he has in mind when he says "In the short term, we will focus on becoming extremely cost efficient..." though.
    Pretty sure that means mass layoffs are coming.

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    I wonder how much bloat is still there from Nextel? I know there was a round of layoffs already...

    Honestly there are some cases where big isn't always better - - especially when they mashed up two cultures that were completely different.

    I hate to see people lose jobs, but if Sprint can be nimbler with a smaller team that can execute faster, with less infighting, it could actually save money (that they can out into things like their network) while getting things done faster.

    If there is a lot of bloat, hopefully the Nextel side ends up winning out... They always seemed just a bit more competant - - and was able to pull off managing a decent network, considering it used technology that noone else used, and had no other roaming abilities other than Southern Linc down south...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireless Junkie View Post
    Its going to be short lived.

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    What will be short lived?


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    Quote Originally Posted by djjim View Post
    What will be short lived?


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    I'm guessing the hype surrounding this new ceo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gambit57 View Post
    Yeah, I really didn't have any confidence in Sprint when Hesse kept staying in power. At least there's a glimmer of hope now. Not much. Sometimes, corporations have such ingrained culture that even new CEOs can only do so much. The auto industry is a good example.

    GM makes some good stuff now, but I'd still never buy them. They never even found the ignition switch problem. A lawyer suing them figured it out. I'm sure there's a ton of other nasty gremlins in their cars that they'll never find even when they look.



    Pretty sure that means mass layoffs are coming.
    Imagine the bliss I could have if my ignorance was this high. Wow.

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