TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2019

Jan Geldmacher

President, Sprint Business
Sprint Corp.

Since at least early 2017, not long after he was promoted as president of Sprint Business, Geldmacher has been evangelizing the telecommunications company’s 5G service, the so-called fifth generation of wireless cellular technology. And now that the technology is finally a reality, the former Sprint president of Enterprise has wasted no time talking up the company’s low latency, defined as the amount of time a message takes to traverse a system. “We have much less time between the signal being sent and the signal being received, and that’s important to create a variety of applications,” Geldmacher told Light Reading in May, citing remote surgery and robotics as two segments that will benefit from faster internet speeds. Besides 5G, Geldmacher has been leading a simultaneous charge to bring Sprint’s business services to the U.S. government, primarily through its Internet of Things and cloud solutions.