Executive Team

Board of Directors

Standards of Excellence in All That We Do

At Sprint, one of our core corporate values is to demonstrate integrity in all that we do — not only through our words, but also by our actions. Our Board and senior management devote significant time and attention to corporate governance matters. Sprint's commitment to being a recognized leader in corporate governance and ethics is the natural outgrowth of actions taken in recent years to enhance our corporate governance effectiveness. Some examples of these actions include:

  • Seating a declassified Board of experienced and diverse directors;
  • Separating our CEO and Chairman roles;
  • Requiring that our outside directors hold executive sessions without management present no less than two times a year; 
  • Permitting our stockholders to act by written consent.

At Sprint, we believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to corporate responsibility. Through our organizational structure, philosophy, and culture, we are committed to creating an environment that enforces the highest standard of corporate governance and ethics. We encourage you to visit the Corporate Governance site often to read about what Sprint is doing to deliver upon our commitment.

Our Board

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Gordon M. Bethune , ,

Gordon M. Bethune. Sprint director since 2004; retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc. Mr. Bethune served as Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines from 1994 until December 30, 2004 and as Chairman from 1996 until December 30, 2004.

Raul Marcelo Claure , ,

Marcelo Claure. Sprint director since 2014; Executive Chairman of Sprint. Mr. Claure was named our Executive Chairman, effective May 31, 2018, and has served on the Sprint board of directors since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Claure served as our President and Chief Executive Officer, serving as President from August 2014 until January 2018 and as Chief Executive Officer from August 2014 until May 2018. Mr. Claure currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Group Corp. and as Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group International. In addition, Mr. Claure has served as a director of SoftBank Group Corp. since June 2017 and currently serves as a director of Arm Holdings plc, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to joining Sprint, he was Chief Executive Officer of Brightstar, a company he founded in 1997 and grew from a small Miami-based distributor of mobile device accessories into a global business with more than $10 billion in gross revenue for the year ended 2013. Mr. Claure serves as chairman of the board of directors of CTIA -The Wireless Association.

Michel Combes , ,

Michel Combes. Sprint director since January 2018; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint. Mr. Combes was named our Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31, 2018, and our President, effective January 6, 2018, and has served on the Sprint board of directors since January 2018. Previously, Mr. Combes served as our Chief Financial Officer from January 2018 until May 2018. Mr. Combes has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Sprint, Mr. Combes was CEO and a director of Altice N.V., where he was responsible for telecom, media, and content operations around the world from June 2016 until November 2017. Previously, Mr. Combes served as Chief Operating Officer of Altice N.V. from September 2015 until June 2016, and as CEO and Chairman of Altice SFR Group from September 2015 until November 2017. In addition, Mr. Combes served as a director of Altice USA, Inc. from June 2017 until November 2017. Before joining Altice N.V., Mr. Combes was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent from September 2013 until September 2015. Previously, he served as CEO of Vodafone Europe, Chairman and CEO of TDF Group, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom.

Patrick T. Doyle , ,

Patrick T. Doyle. Sprint director since 2016; former Chief Financial Officer of DIRECTV. Mr. Doyle served as Chief Financial Officer of DIRECTV from 2007 until DIRECTV’s acquisition by AT&T in 2015, where he was responsible for all internal and external financial affairs within DIRECTV, including accounting, financial planning, treasury, business management, investor relations, audit, and tax. Mr. Doyle joined DIRECTV in 2000 and served in several executive roles before becoming Chief Financial Officer, including as Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, and Treasurer during his tenure at DIRECTV. Previously, he worked at Baker Hughes beginning in 1982 and eventually Hughes Electronics Corporation (the predecessor to DIRECTV) in various tax and corporate development roles. Prior to that, Mr. Doyle worked for four years at the public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.

Ronald D. Fisher , ,

Ronald D. Fisher. Vice Chairman of the Board and Sprint director since 2013. Mr. Fisher has over 30 years of experience working with high growth and turnaround technology companies. Mr. Fisher joined SoftBank in 1995, overseeing its U.S. operations and other activities outside of Asia, and was the founder of SoftBank Capital. Prior to joining SoftBank, Mr. Fisher was the Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the leading developer and marketer of system software products for personal computers, from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Fisher joined Phoenix from Interactive Systems Corporation, a UNIX software company that was purchased by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1988. He served for five years as President of Interactive Systems, initially as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fisher’s experience prior to Interactive Systems includes senior executive positions at Visicorp, TRW, and ICL (USA).

Julius Genachowski , ,

Julius Genachowski. Sprint director since 2015, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Genachowski is a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, a private investment company, which he joined in 2014. He served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to serving at the FCC, he held senior executive positions at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which owned and operated multiple Internet and media businesses, and he was engaged with several public and private companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector as a board member, investor or advisor. He has served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and has taught a joint class at Harvard Business and Law Schools. Earlier in his career, he worked in Congress for the Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair, for then-Representative Charles Schumer, and he was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter.

Stephen R. Kappes , ,

Stephen R. Kappes. Sprint director since May 2018; former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Kappes serves on the board of directors as the “Security Director” under the National Security Agreement among Sprint, SoftBank, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense (Security Agreement). Mr. Kappes is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Torch Hill Investment Partners, a private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Kappes served as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from January 2006 until May 2010. During his almost 30 years of service with the CIA, Mr. Kappes served in a variety of leadership positions, including serving as Deputy Director of Operations, Associate Deputy Director of Operations and Associate Deputy Director for Counterintelligence. Before joining the CIA, he was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Kappes has served as a director of two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sprint since July 2013, including serving on the Government Security Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council.

Admiral Michael G. Mullen , ,

Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (ret). Sprint director since 2013; former 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2007 until his retirement in September 2011. Previously, Admiral Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations (“CNO”) from July 2005 to 2007. CNO was one of four different four-star assignments Admiral Mullen held, including Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, and the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Since 2012, he has served as President of MGM Consulting LLC and is the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He also sits on the Board of the Bloomberg Family Foundation.

Masayoshi Son , ,

Masayoshi Son. Former Chairman of the Board; Sprint director since 2013; Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SoftBank Group Corp. Mr. Son founded SoftBank Corp. (n/k/a SoftBank Group Corp.) in September 1981 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 1986. Mr. Son also served as President of SoftBank Corp. from February 1986 until June 2015. Mr. Son serves in various capacities within SoftBank’s portfolio of companies, including Vodafone K.K. (currently SoftBank Corp.) as its Chairman since 2015 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until 2015. In addition, Mr. Son sits on the board of directors of Yahoo! Japan Corporation, which was established as a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo! Inc., and served as its Chairman from 1996 until 2015. Mr. Son has also served as Honorary Chairman of the Broadband Association in Japan.

Sara Martinez Tucker , ,

Sara Martinez Tucker. Sprint director since 2013; former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative. Ms. Tucker served as Chief Executive Officer and President at National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. from March 2013 until February 2015. Ms. Tucker served as the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education from 2006 to December 2008. Her responsibilities included overseeing policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education, vocational and adult education, and federal student aid. Ms. Tucker served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund from 1997 to 2006. Previously, she worked for 16 years at AT&T and served as Regional Vice President of its Global Business Communications Systems. She has been a Trustee of University of Notre Dame since June 2009, and a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents since May 2015.

Contacting the Board

Sprint values the views of its stakeholders (current and future shareholders, employees, and others). Accordingly, Sprint's Board has established a system to receive, track and respond to communications from stakeholders addressed to Sprint's Board of Directors or to its outside directors.

Any stakeholder who wishes to communicate with the Board, our Chairman, the committee chairs, or the outside directors may write to: Board Communications Designee, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop: KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, KS 66251, or send an e-mail to boardinquiries@sprint.com.

The Board has instructed the Board Communications Designee to examine incoming communications to determine whether the communications are relevant to the Board's roles and responsibilities. The Board has requested the Board Communications Designee to discard the following types of communications: spam, business solicitations or advertisements, resumes, or any threatening or hostile materials. The Board has requested the Board Communications Designee to forward any service inquiries or complaints to the appropriate groups within Sprint for processing and response.

The Board Communications Designee will forward all appropriate communications and report on the communications to the full Board, our Chairman, the committee chairs, or the outside directors as appropriate. The Board Communications Designee will take additional action or respond to letters in accordance with instructions from the relevant Board source.

Executive Sessions

Our Board believes it is important to meet in regularly scheduled meetings of our non-management and independent directors. Mr. Son presides over our non-management executive sessions. Our Board selects a presiding director for any independent director executive sessions.

Board Committees

Committee Membership

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information.

Committee Member Committee Chair Independent Director Security Director
Director Audit Committee Compensation Committee Finance Committee Nominating and Corporate Governance
Gordon M. Bethune

Marcelo Claure

Patrick T. Doyle

Ronald D. Fisher

Julius Genachowski

Stephen R. Kappes

Admiral Michael G. Mullen

Masayoshi Son

Sara Martinez Tucker

Audit Committee
Patrick T. Doyle
Julius Genachowski
Sara Martinez Tucker
Compensation Committee
Gordon M. Bethune
Stephen R. Kappes
Admiral Michael G. Mullen
Finance Committee
Masayoshi Son
Ronald D. Fisher
Patrick T. Doyle
Marcelo Claure
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Admiral Michael G. Mullen
Gordon M. Bethune
Sara Martinez Tucker

Charter Documents

Date Download
May 24, 2018 Finance Committee Charter 14 KB
May 25, 2017 Compensation Committee Charter 97 KB
Nov 05, 2014 Audit Committee Charter 31 KB

Contacting the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee has established procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters, including the confidential, anonymous submission by our employees of any concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters to the Ethics Helpline at 1-800-788-7844, by mail to the Audit Committee, c/o Sprint Corporation, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop: KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, KS 66251, or by e-mail to boardinquiries@sprint.com.

The Audit Committee has designated the Ethics and Compliance Program to receive these matters and treat them as required under the procedures that the Audit Committee adopted under Section 301 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Rule 10A-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.