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  • Mike Finley
    Vice President, Worldwide Carrier Relations for Qualcomm
Mr. Finley is a respected leader in the telecommunications industry long-recognized for creating and growing businesses. He currently serves as Vice President, Worldwide Carrier Relations for Qualcomm. Previously, he was President of the West Region for Sprint Nextel from 2006 to 2008 and a Senior Vice President of Sprint Corporation. He joined Nextel in 2002 as Area Vice President of Southern California and was promoted following the Sprint Nextel merger to Senior Vice President of General Business for the U.S. Prior to joining Nextel, he was a Senior Vice President of Wingcast, a JV between Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm which developed telematic products for Ford vehicles. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Finley served as President of Verizon Wireless in Southern California, Vice President and General Manager in Sacramento and was Vice President of Sales in Ohio for Airtouch Cellular. Prior to joining Airtouch, he held positions with Cellular One and McCaw Cellular. He began his career in communications in 1985 as a co-founder of Celluland, a national franchise which created an alternative distribution approach in advance of consumer marketing of wireless products. Mr. Finley is a graduate of Creighton University with a BSBA in Marketing and the General Manager Program in Executive Education at Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, Member of the Region 1 Homeland Security Advisory Council, and Member of the Creighton University Hall of Fame.
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