June 08, 2010
Matt Carter is president of the Sprint Enterprise Solutions business unit and is responsible for the profit and loss of Sprint’s Business to Business sales, including Enterprise Business, Emerging Solutions/M2M and Global Wholesale.
Before his current role, Carter was president of Sprint 4G, where he oversaw the company’s efforts to roll out the first 4G wireless network in the United States. 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 service that helped the brand achieve premier status in the prepaid services industry.
Carter also served as senior vice president of Base Management at Sprint, where he drove coordinated marketing efforts to the customer base. His leadership and telecom experience span more than 20 years across diverse industries with such well-known companies 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, including Forbes and Fox Business News, for leading the 2008-2009 transformation of Boost Mobile from a perceived non-threatening wireless player into a formidable competitor. In 2010, he received an American Business Award (“The Stevies”) for Turnaround Executive of the Year for 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. FierceWireless ranked him in the top 25 of most powerful people in the U.S. wireless industry, and twice he was featured on the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America list compiled by Black Enterprise (2009 and 2012).
Under his leadership, Boost Mobile, with headquarters 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. He also serves on the board of trustees for The Bishop’s School, an independent, college preparatory day school for students in grades six through 12 in La Jolla, Calif.
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.