Sprint’s tech COO to step down in December
Sprint's COO, Günther Ottendorfer, will resign in December leaving current CTO John Saw taking on his role in the interim
Günther Ottendorfer, chief operating officer technology at Sprint has confirmed that he is resigning from his role in December.
In a tweet Ottendorfer said:
Hi everyone ☀️I will be leaving Sprint in EOY to be reunited with my family in Vienna -I have been working here with full energy & passion & I am proud of all we have accomplished and excited for what Sprint will do next! Network is in excellent hands w/ my friend Dr. John Saw pic.twitter.com/f67rt6gVJ0
In his role Ottendorfer was responsible for “for overseeing the company’s network, technology and product development organizations, including related strategy, network operations and performance, as well as partnerships with network, technology and product vendors,” according to his profile on the Sprint website.
A Sprint representative also confirmed this in a statement saying that Ottendorfer is leaving in order “to join his family in Austria and pursue other opportunities”. Adding that during his two years with the company Ottendorfer “helped drive new technology innovations and steadily improve the performance of our network. We thank him for his leadership and dedication. He will be missed and we wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”
Prior to working with Sprint, Ottendorfer has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and was one of the founding members of the Austrian mobile operator, Max.Mobil. Additionally, he has held roles as COO and Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile Austria, CTO of T-Mobile Germany and European Technology Director at Group level for T-Mobile International, as well as senior positions at include Optus and Telekom Austria Group.
“We thank him for his leadership and dedication. He will be missed and we wish him all the best in his next endeavour,” said a Sprint representative.