Sprint Grows Investment in Chicago and Hires Three New Sales Directors
Russell Heder, Director of Sales, Retail
Mike McCauley, Director of Sales, Indirect Distribution
Monty Sauder, Director of Business, SMB (Small-Medium Business)
CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE), May 09, 2016 - Sprint is unstoppable! In fact, Sprint’s #gettingbettereveryday! Sprint recently announced three new sales directors reporting directly to Jim Mills, president of Illinois and Wisconsin region, to make sure Sprint customers keep receiving the best experience.
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Russell Heder will lead Sprint’s retail organization, Mike McCauley will lead the indirect distribution organization and Monty Sauder will lead the small-medium business organization for the Illinois and Wisconsin region.
“Heder, McCauley and Sauder have a combined experience of more than 50 years in the wireless industry,” said Jim Mills, Sprint president of Illinois and Wisconsin. “Competitors should be aware, we’re taking over the Chicago market and our number one priority is exceeding our customers’ needs.”
Heder, McCauley and Sauder’s appointments follow 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 Chicago. Under Mills’ leadership the company, including the sales directors, will develop market-specific offerings serving the unique local needs of consumer and business customers.
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the #Sprint4Chi family,” said Russell Heder, Sprint director of sales, retail. “We’re making sure that Illinois and Wisconsin residents know that Sprint is here to stay and we’re working tirelessly to make sure that we’re their first choice in wireless.”
Heder has been with Sprint for more than nine years and prior to his role as director of sales, he led the indirect distribution sales efforts for the Illinois and Wisconsin region.
McCauley has been with Sprint for more than 15 years and has held various positions on the indirect team. Prior to his director role, McCauley developed programs and courses during the launch of the Sprint for Chicago initiative.
Sauder joins Sprint most recently from T-Mobile where he held various positions and played a significant role in developing their SMB and B2B/retail relationship models.
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 58.8 million connections as of March 31, 2016 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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