T-Mobile internal memo leak offers info on executive moves, teases ‘confidential new initiative’

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A new T-Mobile memo has leaked out that details some executive moves and teases an upcoming initiative.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert outline the upcoming changes in the memo, which was sent to T-Mo employees and leaked by GeekWire. Jon Freier is getting the expanded role of Executive Vice President, Consumer Markets with Metro by T-Mobile’s sales team reporting to him. Freier has been with T-Mobile for 24 years.

Matt Staneff is being named Chief Marketing Officer and will report to Mike Sievert. Staneff has been with T-Mobile for more than 16 years and previously served as Chief Commercial Officer. Staneff’s new role will have him oversee marketing teams for T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, T-Mobile for Business, and Home & Entertainment, plus the Supply Chain and Devices organization.

Tom Keys is stepping down as president of Metro by T-Mobile so that he can retire after 14 years with Metro. Despite his retirement, Keys has agreed to stick around T-Mobile for a while longer to serve as a strategic advisor on the prepaid aspects of T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint.

Finally, Nick Drake is moving into an undisclosed new position within T-Mobile. Drake is T-Mo’s Executive Vice President of Marketing & Experience, but the leaked memo says he will be “moving into a newly created role to focus on a brand-new venture for us.” Details on what this new venture is are light, but the memo goes on to tease that Drake will be “building a team from the ground up that will jumpstart an important confidential new initiative for the company.”

There aren’t any hints about what Drake might be working on his Twitter feed, so for now we’ll have to wait for more info on just what this “important confidential new initiative” from T-Mobile is. Stay tuned.

Source: GeekWire

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  • asudave

    Maybe Drake will be heading up the ReCarrier initiative.

  • Dummy Up Meathead

    How about rewarding those that have been with T-Mobile for 10 years? That’d be nice!

    • Will

      Call into customer service and ask what they can do for you. I’ve been with them for 17 years now and they’re always doing their best to help keep me as a customer.

      • Dummy Up Meathead

        Will try when the OnePlus 7 Pro is announced. Thanks.

        • Will

          Now we can only hope the One Plus 7 Pro isn’t at the price that’s been leaked. $800+ is a bit of a price hike compared to their previous increases.

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          True, but it will – even at that price – be a bargain compared to the Pixel’s and Galaxy’s of the world.

        • marque2

          I try not to buy Chinese phones. I have enough trouble with my government spying on me – I don’t need two.

        • Eric A

          All phones are made in China

        • marque2

          Hmm all my phones are from South Korea. How wrong can you be?

        • jonzey231

          You don’t have to buy the Pro version.

    • xmiro

      who told you you deserve a cookie just because you’ve been with T-Mobile for ten years?

      • Dummy Up Meathead

        My mom did.

    • SuperSt0rm

      I was so excited to get my reward for shopping at Walmart for 20+ years. Glad they value customers!

      • Dummy Up Meathead

        Does Walmart pay out over $1,000 to attract customers? Do they pay out $1? I look forward to your thoughful response (sarcasm).

        • SuperSt0rm

          Does Walmart allow you to keep grandfathered pricing? I look forward to your thoughtful response (sarcasm).

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          That’s your logic? LOL. You’re not terribly well versed in economics I see. Funnier still, you know how much I pay for my 4 lines? Thanks for playing. Blocked.

        • riverhorse

          Block me too please

        • marque2

          I am pretty sure his response was sarcastic as well. He was pointing out the silliness of people thinking they deserve something for using a service.

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          Yeah, I got that. My point is they (all carriers) are paying literally upwards of $1,000 to lure customers. All I’m saying is why not offer some incentive to those that have been loyal customers? Not saying they should be giving out cash, but why not a customer appreciation day/week where they offer discounts to existing clients to upgrade a device, for example? Not an unreasonable thing, and not a new idea either.

        • marque2

          It is not a real $1000. They basically are covering the cost for you to change out the phones. It is a pretty big expense for a.typical person to switch carriers. If I switched I would have to pay $1250 for 5 new mid range phones. Now that I already here I have maybe a one phone a year cost. Also TMobile did give us all a free line and phone a few years back. They are now offering the free line again. Take them up on it of you haven’t already.

    • JG

      You’ll get a reward… You just have to upgrade to the new plans, and add a line of service…

    • mreveryphone

      What do you actually want from tmobile? You have already won if you’ve stayed for 10 years… They’ve provided you with good service to keep you for that long or else you would have jumped ship. I’ve been a customer for 11 years going on 12 and don’t expect a hand out but do expect my bill and promotions to stay in tact and they have along with my service steadily improving and each Tuesday I’m saving on gas movie tickets getting freebies and getting HD/4K/4 Screen Netflix for $3 bucks as well as the lowest down payment on phones if I choose to go that route… So what else do you want???

    • Acdc1a

      I’m reasonably sure if you’ve been with T-Mobile for 10 years you have a plan that can’t be duplicated with today’s rates…so what are they giving you for your loyalty? My guess is probably $10-$12 per line EVERY SINGLE MONTH for as long as you remain a customer.

  • Peter Bergonzi

    T-mobile confidential initiative–launching their own line of e-scooters! That along with their new Tvision!
    They’ll bring competition to a whole new industry! And a new way for people to text and consume media and drive! Can’t wait!

    • Eric A

      Maybe the various flavors of the “T-Mobile ONE” plans will be merged into a – wait for it – a single T-Mobile ONE plan.

      • jonzey231

        Lol no that’d make way too much sense.

  • jonzey231

    $100 says it’s 5G home broadband or they’re going to make the new streaming service better.

    Kind of obvious, isn’t it?

    Haven’t had an uncarrier event in a while.