Johan Chung Named Sprint President, Northern California and Nevada
Chung to lead local efforts aimed at improving the customer experience, enhancing the LTE Plus network, and increasing sales
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 14, 2016 - Johan Chung has been named Sprint (NYSE: S) president of the Northern California and Nevada Region. Based in San Francisco, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer in Northern California and Nevada.
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Chung’s appointment follows Sprint’s announcement that it will restructure the company into four geographic areas – West, Central, Northeast and South – with targeted resources devoted to 17 top regions, including San Francisco. Under Chung’s leadership the company will develop market-specific offerings serving the unique local needs of consumer and business customers in the West.
“Northern California and Nevada are technology-hungry markets that are hosts to numerous technology conferences. With Johan at the helm, we have a huge potential to attract even more customers in this area of the country. Johan is adept at working in the fast-paced technology industry, and I’m confident that he and his team will be ready to help Sprint innovate and continue to build a strong wireless company.”
Marcelo Claure, CEO
The West geographic area covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, western Texas and Wyoming. It encompasses nearly 1,170 retail stores company-owned or Sprint-branded retail stores.
“This is an exciting time for Sprint as the company is becoming a disruptive force in the wireless industry. I look forward to helping the company grow its voice and business in Northern California and Nevada and to the opportunity to lead the region into its next chapter of expansion and success.”
Johan Chung, President, Northern California and Nevada Region
Chung joins Sprint from LG Electronics where he served as a senior vice president, managing the account division for major U.S. operators. Previously he worked at McKinsey and Company Inc. and also held management positions at Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies. Chung earned his bachelor’s degree at U.C. Berkeley in Computer Science and earned his master’s degree at Stanford University in Computer Science. He also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania at Wharton.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.6 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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