Title: President, Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions
Matt Carter is president, Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions where he manages the profit and loss of Sprint’s Emerging & Wholesale Solutions business unit, which provides platform solutions serving a broad range of industries and customers in over 165 countries around the world. Carter leads many of the new growth businesses for Sprint including Mobile Advertising, Connected Transportation, M2M and traditional Wholesale services.
Prior to his current role, Carter was president, Sprint 4G, where he oversaw the company’s efforts to roll out the first 4G wireless network in the U.S. Carter also served as president of Boost Mobile, part of Sprint’s prepaid group, where he was responsible for re-energizing the Boost brand. Under his leadership and behind breakthrough marketing, Boost launched a groundbreaking new service that launched the brand as one of the premier prepaid services in the industry. Prior to Boost Mobile, Carter served as senior vice president of Base Management at Sprint, where he drove coordinated marketing efforts to the customer base. Carter’s leadership and telecom experience spans more than 20 years across diverse industries with well-known companies such as Bristol Myers, Coca-Cola and Leap Wireless.
Recognized as a thought-leader in the wireless industry, Carter lends his expertise at global telecom events and has been recognized by major national business outlets such as Forbes and Fox Business News for leading the 2008-2009 transformation of Sprint’s Boost Mobile prepaid brand from a perceived non-threatening wireless player into a formidable competitor. In 2010, he was honored with an American Business Award, also known as “the Stevies,” for Turnaround Executive of the Year recognizing his leadership at Boost Mobile.
Carter was ranked #59 in the October, 2011 issue of Global Telecoms Business Magazine’s Power 100 list of influential global telecommunications executives. In 2010, he was named an Intelligent Performer by Black Enterprise, which recognizes top African American business leaders in America. He has also achieved a top 25 rank of most powerful people in the U.S. wireless industry by FierceWireless, and was twice featured on the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America list compiled by Black Enterprise in 2009 and 2012. Under his leadership, Boost Mobile, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., was listed as a Best Place to Work in The Orange County Register, The Best of Orange County Lists and the Orange County Business Journal.
He is a member of the board of directors at USG Corporation, (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company and the Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APO), a leading education services corporation. Carter holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School. Originally from Boston (and a dedicated Boston sports fan), Carter currently resides in Southern California with his family.