Oliver M. Valente is a senior telecommunications industry executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in wireless and wireline network engineering, design, construction, operations, product development and innovation.
Prior to joining ExteNet Systems Mr. Valente held senior management roles at Centel Cellular, Sprint Cellular, Sprint PCS, and Sprint. Valente was the CTO of Sprint PCS where he managed the deployment of new technology within Sprint’s nationwide wireless network, VP of Engineering & Operations where he managed all aspects of Sprint’s initial network buildout in the Western United States including cell site design, construction & operations of thousands of cell sites. Valente also served as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development for Sprint, where he was responsible for the company’s $13 billion wireless and wireline product and services portfolios including product development, their Application Developers Program, enterprise program management, product strategy, and innovation efforts.
In the past, Valente has also 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 a 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.
Jim Hyde, Chief Executive Officer
Dan Timm, EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Rich Coyle, EVP & Chief Development Officer
Oliver M. Valente, EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Andrew G. Chavez, SVP, Sales & Marketing
Brett Diamond, SVP & GM, Optical Network Solutions
H. Anthony Lehv, SVP & General Counsel
Gregory Spraetz, SVP & GM, Enterprise Network Solutions
Tim Ayers, VP, Global Services
Tormod Larsen, VP & Chief Technology Officer