Oliver M. Valente is a senior telecommunications industry executive with nearly two decades of leadership experience in wireless and wireline product development and innovation.
Prior to joining ExteNet Systems, Valente served as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development for Sprint Nextel Corporation, where he was responsible for key facets of the company’s $13 billion wireless and wireline product and services portfolio. In this capacity, he led all of Sprint’s product development, including Sprint Application Developers Program, enterprise program management and product strategy, as well as the company’s innovation efforts.
His employment with Sprint Nextel spanned 16 years, where he began his career as a network engineer. Since that time, he served in several executive leadership positions, including Vice President of Engineering & Operations where he managed the deployment of over 2,000 cell sites and multiple switch centers as well as all aspects of site development, construction, maintenance, switch & network engineering, and RF engineering & optimization. In addition, Mr. Valente also served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering and Technology Development., where he was responsible for leading a team of 1,500 employees who delivered all new and emerging technologies for Sprint’s integrated wireless and wireline network.
Valente served as President, Treasurer and Board Member of the CDMA Development Group, and as Board Member for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions. He is also the recipient of the CDMA Development Group’s Industry Leadership Award.
Mr. Valente received his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ross W. Manire, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Lekacz, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Dan Timm, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Oliver M. Valente, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Andrew G. Chavez, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
H. Anthony Lehv, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Tim Ayers, Vice President, Global Services
Tormod Larsen, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer