Russ McGuire

Russ McGuire is a leading strategist and visionary in the telecom industry. As vice president of strategy for Sprint, he is responsible for developing the strategic vision and strategic framework for the $40B+ telecommunications giant.

His experience includes 20 years in the telecom industry plus experience in the defense and nuclear power industries. Prior to joining Sprint, Russ was Chief Strategy Officer for TeleChoice, a leading business strategy consultancy solely focused on innovative telecom market opportunities. In this role he guided top executives from established and start-up telecom companies in developing core business strategies and market strategies to leverage their unique capabilities into sustainable market positions. Mr. McGuire was also highly sought out for his perspectives on the telecom industry as a top conference speaker and as a quoted resource in stories published by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Associated Press, and many other national, industry, and local publications. Mr. McGuire has also been a regular columnist for Network World, Business Reform, and Success magazines.

Prior to TeleChoice, Mr. McGuire was vice president of strategic development for Williams Communications, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, new business analysis, and competitive intelligence. Mr. McGuire has also founded or co-founded two technology start-ups. Russ began his telecom career as a software developer for Northern Telecom. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has completed the Advanced Management Program for Telecommunications Executives at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Russ also serves in Living Stones Ministries, helping churches leverage modern communications technologies.

Russ can be contacted at russ.s.mcguire@sprint.com.