Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy Solutions, Sprint Corp.
Bill Blessing is responsible for strategic planning, new business development, specific "internal incubation" projects and international activities. Examples of Sprint PCS projects initiated include the Wireless Web, B2B channel development, the affiliate and coverage strategy programs, auction and spectrum swap efforts and telemetry. Current areas of incubation focus include WAN/LAN convergence, mobile financial services, in-home equipment, location-based and telematics services. He represents Sprint on the boards of Virgin Mobile USA and Boingo.
Previously, Blessing served as Vice President-Wireless for Sprint, where he was responsible for Sprint's relationship with the Sprint PCS joint venture and oversight of the buildout and operations of the SprintCom markets. Blessing previously served Global One as Senior Vice President of Global Relations and Transport and prior to that of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He also previously served Sprint International as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, and Sprint Long Distance Division as Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Network Management and Director of Finance. Since joining Sprint in 1981, he has played key roles in the creation and implementation of strategy to launch the company's long distance, international and wireless businesses.
Blessing holds business degrees from the University of Kansas and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.