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Sprint Sweeps Out Execs

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Jan 24, 2008, 11:06 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

As part of its planned layoffs and ongoing attempts to revive the business, Sprint's new CEO Dan Hesse has let go three executives. CFO Paul Saleh, who acted as a temporary CEO during Sprint's search for a permanent replacement for former CEO Gary Forsee, was among those let go. Also leaving Sprint is chief marketing officer Tim Kelly and Mark Angelino, president of Sprint's sales and distribution unit. Hesse named temporary replacements for all three.

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Jan 24, 2008, 11:21 AM


Thats all I can say, Wow. I am glad and hope there is a move of the main offices back to Kansas city.

Still dreading my stockholder report from cvg. 😢

However, as the saying when in Logan. "Money drives the train." This makes some of my future planning a little easier as far employment, but I have this nasty sinking feeling my old 401k is about to take a nose dive. 😈 However no regrets. I was wondering when this was going to happen.

that 401k could use a refresher.


I used to have sprint long ago and for many moons.

I think the change is great and has been a long time coming.

The wireless industry in general could use a reputation boost.

Jan 26, 2008, 5:56 PM

The Truth

I worked for Nextel before the merger with Sprint & stayed with the company for over 8 years. Nextel was a good, solid company before the merger but decided for competitive reasons the merger would be best; as we all know, Nextel was the smaller - but better - company. Sprint was just the larger company with more assets & also a bad reputation. Plain and simple, it was a bad merger, but the reality is that Sprint's network is very good so I have no complaints about the service. The thing that's killing the company is the bad Customer Service they have - yeah you can blame it on the executives, but until all the companies in the wireless industry start to focus more & provide better customer service to their customers, they all lose the r...

Jan 24, 2008, 11:23 AM

This needs to be done!

Good riddance to bad apples, Hesse knows what he's doing! A fresh start is the only way to fix Sprint's issues. Sprint is a great company with fantastic products, time to capitalize on all the positives!
Yeah he does. He turned AT&T around. You were stable in AT&T when he was there.

I am hopeful for new change. The old guys were just make you crazy with some of the policy decisions. Now Hopefully the new changes will bring Sprint back around aga...
All these pro sprint threads are hurting the eyes... Sprint nailed themseleves in when they purchased Nextel an already sinking ship. I would never, ever join a Wireless provider who sends out "Dear Jon" letter's telling you that their terminating the...

Jan 25, 2008, 1:18 AM

What about wimax?

Does this mean wimax at sprint is dead?
No why would you assume this, Sprints not broke were just restructuring, To prevent any further damage to our customer base, and solve some problems
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