Sprint Corp. has hired a European telecommunications executive to head its U.S. enterprise operation, which chiefly targets business customers.
Jan Geldmacher will become the Overland Park-based wireless carrier’s president of enterprise starting Aug. 22, the company said Friday.
He comes to Sprint from Vodafone, where he led Vodafone Global Enterprise. Geldmacher’s job involved setting strategy and carrying out business with multinational corporate customers. He previously was director of Vodafone’s enterprise business and chief executive of its British Telecom Germany business.
“Sprint is a respected brand, and enterprise is an excellent opportunity to grow the company’s market share, reduce (customer) churn and improve customer satisfaction,” Geldmacher said in Sprint’s announcement. “I have a great deal of experience in managing large Enterprise teams in tough markets, and I am eager to join Sprint and be a part of its turnaround.”
Sprint’s president of enterprise oversees business-to-business sales and business development, supporting enterprise customers with wireless communications solutions and services.
Sprint also recently hired a new head of its prepaid service operations.
Geldmacher’s hire adds to the increasingly international flavor of Sprint’s executive team, which includes senior executives who came from jobs in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Austria. Sprint chief executive Marcelo Claure recently hosted a party for 100 families who moved to Kansas City area from around the nation and the world after taking jobs at Sprint.