Sprint Shuffles Execs, Names New CFO
Sprint today made changes to its top executives and named a new chief financial officer. Sprint appointed Tarek Robbiati to the CFO position, where he replaces Joseph Euteneuer, who will leave the company. Robbiati was previously at FlexiGroup and Telstra. "I am delighted to join Sprint," said Robbiati. "Sprint has a unique opportunity to disrupt the U.S. wireless market, and I am eager to help Marcelo and the Sprint team change the game." Günther Ottendorfer is joining the company as chief operating officer of technology. Ottendorfer was previously at Telecom Austria and Optus Singtel. Both Robiatti and Ottendorfer plan to relocate to Sprint's Kansas City headquarters. Last, John Saw, Chief Network Officer, has been promoted to the Chief Technology Officer position. Saw was previously at Clearwire. Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO, said of the changes, "One of my goals when I first arrived as CEO was to strengthen our management team. As I begin my second year here at Sprint, I feel very good about the team we have put together to pursue the great opportunities ahead."
Sprint Names Michel Combes As President and CFO
Sprint today appointed seasoned telecom executive Michel Combes as President and Chief Financial Officer. Combes replaces Tarek Robbiati, who will transition away from Sprint at the end of the month.
Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment
Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO Günther Ottendorfer, who's been behind a lot of Sprint's network advancements.
Claure-Appointed Exec to Depart Sprint
Bob Johnson, Sprint's Chief Experience Officer, will leave the company by the end of April. Johnson was in an early batch of new hires made by CEO Marcelo Claure shortly after he took over the struggling carrier in 2014.
SoftBank to Trim Thousands of Jobs at Sprint
Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, said the company plans to eliminate thousands of jobs at Sprint in order to reduce costs and aid in the company's turn-around plans. Son made the comments while discussing SoftBank's financial performance, which was impacted negatively by Sprint.