Clearwire Hires Two Execs As CMO Departs


Clearwire announced the resignation of chief marketing officer Atish Gude as well as the hiring of two senior executives, as CEO Bill Morrow continues to reconfigure the broadband wireless company's management team.

Gude, who came to Clearwire when it merged with Sprint's 4G operations last November, is leaving Clearwire "to pursue new opportunities," the company said Thursday.

Clearwire named David Maquera as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, responsible for technology development, strategic planning and implementation. He takes over for Scott Richardson, who left the company in August.

In addition, Clearwire named Thomas Enraght-Moony as senior vice president and general manager of Clear Online. In that role, he will serve as head of marketing for the company overseeing all advertising and marketing activities as well as the company's online sales and customer management.

Kirkland, Wash.-based Clearwire is 51% owned by Sprint, with additional investments from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Intel and Google.

The executive changes are the latest made by Morrow, the former CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric. He joined Clearwire in March, as the company looks to ramp up both retail and wholesale services. Clearwire is providing WiMax broadband services on a wholesale basis to Sprint, Comcast, TWC and Bright House.

Maquera most recently served as vice president of strategic development for Cricket Communications/Leap Wireless, where he was responsible for wireless broadband product development, strategic partnerships and spectrum acquisitions. Before that he was a co-founder and executive vice president of product and technology for Backwire, a media and technology startup acquired by Leap in 2001.

Enraght-Moony most recently was CEO of dating site and previously was vice president of e-commerce at AT&T Wireless. He also worked in product, marketing, and business development positions at online broker E*Trade and was a software developer at Accenture.