May 05, 2016

Sprint Names Directors for the Great Plains Region

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE: S) announces Directors for the Great Plains Region, which is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota. The Great Plains Region geographic area covers Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. It encompasses over 100 company-owned or Sprint-branded retail stores.

Luke Langer was named Director of Retail Sales for the Great Plains Region. He is responsible for leading the Retail Sales channel, with particular focus on assembling a top-notch sales team and implementing effective sales strategies. His team supports the full portfolio of Sprint products and services to customers in the region.

“My 15 years of experience in multiple wireless sales channels has provided me with an extensive understanding of business, operational, and industry objectives,” said Luke Langer, Director of Retail Sales for the Great Plains Region. “My background in retail allows me to lead with empathy, enthusiasm, and a customer-centric eye, which has resulted in superior outcomes for my teams. I look forward to bringing my experience to this role and am eager to see positive outcomes.”

Langer is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. He has been with Sprint since 2004. During his tenure with Sprint, he has been a sales representative, sales manager, and relocated to Minnesota to oversee operations as a district manager.

Shadi Chakoutahi joins as Director of Indirect Sales for the Great Plains Region. She is responsible for leading the Indirect Sales teams, with particular focus on developing and implementing sales strategies. Her team supports the full portfolio of Sprint products and services to customers in the region.

“I am passionate about Sprint winning market share in the Great Plains Region and the success that would mean for our partners that do business with us, including Prepaid Boost retailers, Postpaid Sprint branded retailers, and our National Retail Partners,” said Shadi Chakoutahi, Director of Indirect Sales for the Great Plains Region. “Ultimately, it’s about providing a consistent, high-class experience for our customers – wherever they shop. I look forward to having more entrepreneurs investing and growing with our brands in the Great Plains Region as we expand our distribution in the next year.”

During her tenure with Sprint, Chakoutahi has been a sales manager overseeing the National Retail channel, Indirect Agents, and the Sprint Prepaid group. Before joining Sprint, Chakoutahi was a District Sales Manager for Radio Shack.

Tim Solberg was named Director of Business Sales for the Great Plains Region. He is responsible for leading the Business Sales team, with particular focus on increasing market share through talent acquisition, territory development, and outstanding business relationships. His team supports the full portfolio of Sprint products and services for business customers in the region.

“Our plan is to flawlessly execute the fundamentals of our business: engaging with our business clients, understanding their needs, and delivering best-in-class services at a great value,” said Tim Solberg, Director of Business Services for the Great Plains Region. “My team and I are committed to achieving our goals by staying focused on the customer and developing our skills to make our workgroup the leader in the industry.”

Before joining Sprint, Solberg spent 13 years in sales at Verizon Wireless. He served in many leadership roles, including retail sales, indirect and small business channels.

“Sprint is disrupting the industry with innovative, competitive offers that result in real cost savings for wireless consumers,” said Michael McMahon, President of the Great Plains Region. “I’m excited to be part of the regional team, which continues to build on Sprint’s momentum by better connecting with customers on a local level. This team has a track record of developing winning cultures, where both customers and employees come first.”

About Sprint:

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.


Jennifer Alexander, 952-703-5902

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