CEO and President, Sprint Nextel Male Caucasian 1954 (Age: 61 years old)
Daniel R. Hesse has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Sprint Nextel Corporation since December 18, 2007. Hesse is responsible for leading the $6 billion division that provides wireline and wireless voice, data and video services to nearly 8 million customers in 18 states.
Hesse was Chairman of the Board of Embarq Corporation from May 2, 2006 to December 18, 2007 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until December 18, 2007. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Sprint Nextel's local telecommunications division from June 2005 to May 2006.
Hesse served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Terabeam Corporation, a telecommunications company, from March 2000 to June 2004, when Terabeam merged with YDI Wireless to form Terabeam Wireless. From 1997 to 2000, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless Services and served as its Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he served as General Manager for the AT&T Online Services Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Network Systems International. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Local Telecommunications Division of Sprint Corporation PCS Group and Sprint Corporation FON Group from June 7, 2005 to May 17, 2006.
Daniel Hesse holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.