Sprint Hires Former Verizon CFO



Andrew Davies is the new Chief Financial Officer for Sprint, the company announced Friday.  Davies will report to CEO Michel Combes and will officially take over the role on July 2.  

“It’s an exciting time to join Sprint and build on the incredible progress the company has made in the past four years,” said Davies in a press release sent out by the company. “Sprint has incredible assets, strong financials and subscriber momentum. I look forward to helping the leadership team execute the plan and deliver on the aggressive goals and objectives laid out by Michel and Marcelo.” 

“Andrew has significant experience in the telecommunications industry here in America and around the world, making him an invaluable addition to Sprint’s leadership team,” said Sprint CEO Michel Combes. “He has helped to lead companies through transformational periods and is the perfect fit to strengthen our leadership team for the next phase of our transformation.”

That transformation is the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.  Earlier this week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere testified in front of Congress about the proposed merger. If approved, Sprint would retain a headquarters in Overland Park but would not retain the Sprint name—it would be one company with the name T-Mobile.  

Davies’ career started in the United Kingdom with a role at KPMG before he served in U.K. and U.S.-based jobs with GE, Honeywell, and the Caudwell Group.  Davies’ latest position was with VEON that he left in November of 2017. Prior to VEON, Davies worked for Vodafone for more than a decade and eventually rose to CFO of Verizon in the United States.  

06/29/2018

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