Sprint: Néstor Cano is COO
January 31, 2017
has named Néstor Cano, 52, to the newly created position of
chief operating officer. Cano will be responsible for delivering
operational excellence, driving further expense reductions, and
strengthening systems and processes across the business.
Cano’s appointment is effective Feb. 2, and he will report to
Sprint President and CEO Marcelo Claure.
“I’m so proud of the progress Sprint made in 2016, and now it’s
time to accelerate our turnaround with operational excellence
and superior execution,” said Claure. “Néstor is a proven
transformation leader with an incredible work ethic. His
experience running low-margin businesses with low operating
expenses will help Sprint continue its transformation and
improve execution at all levels of the organization.”
is a strong and dynamic leader with extensive experience in the
distribution and technology industry, previously serving in
roles in sales, procurement, pricing, operations and IT. Most
recently, he was president of European Operations at Tech Data,
one of the world’s largest distributors of IT products and
services. Cano also held other senior executive roles at the
company where he fixed management processes and controls to
drive the best-ever profit in the company’s European operations.
“Sprint has already undergone tremendous change and has seen
great improvement under Marcelo’s leadership,” Cano said, “and I
am excited to join Sprint at this critical time in the company’s
turnaround. I am committed to driving focused execution of
Sprint’s strategic plan to ensure Sprint remains a strong and
relevant competitor in the wireless industry.”
Before joining Tech Data, Cano held positions with technology
companies in Spain, including Tronik and CCR Informatica. Cano
will relocate to the Kansas City area with his family.