Industry Moves: Clearwire Names Likely Executives To Lead Post-Merger; CFO Will Leave


Clearwire’s (NSDQ: CLWR) CEO Ben Wolff sent out an email today, announcing who he will recommend for the top senior positions of the New Clearwire when the merger closes with Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel’s WiMax division, according to a document filed with the SEC. The appointments are a mix of both senior executives from Clearwire and Sprint’s Xohm unit, however, more people will be joining from the Clearwire-side. The one exception is the company’s CFO John Butler, who has decided to leave Clearwire at the transaction’s close “to spend more time with his family.” The two coming from Sprint — Barry West and Atish Gude — have agreed to relocate to Seattle. More appointments are expected by the end of next week. Wolff emphasized that the locations for other leaders will be finalized as part of staffing plans, and they will continue to have a presence in Herndon, Va.

Here are the appointments:

President and Chief Architect: Barry West (formerly of Sprint).
SVP and COO: Perry Satterlee (Clearwire)
Chief Marketing Officer: Atish Gude (Sprint)
SVP and General Counsel: Broady Hodder (Clearwire)
EVP of Strategy, Policy & External Affairs: Gerry Salemme (Clearwire)
SVP and CTO: John Saw (Clearwire)
SVP and Chief Strategy Officer: Scott Richardson (Clearwire)
SVP and Corporate Development: Scott Hopper (Clearwire)

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