Erik Prusch was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2011 and was appointed a Director of Clearwire in February 2012. Prusch joined Clearwire in August 2009 as CFO and led the efforts to raise over 6 billion in equity and debt to fund the company's explosive growth. He was then promoted to COO in March 2011. During his tenure, revenue has increased by 427 percent to an annualized run rate of over $1.2 billion, the subscriber base has grown by 1,352 percent, and margins have improved by 80 percentage points through careful expense controls. Throughout his career, he has successfully enabled businesses through periods of rapid growth, operational scaling, and expansion financing. Prusch was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Borland Software, where he also previously served as Chief Financial Officer, leading the restructuring of the company and returning the business to profitability. Prior to Borland, he was Vice President of Finance in Intuit's Turbo Tax division. Prior to Intuit, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Identix Incorporated, and also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Operations at Gateway Computers, Incorporated. He began his career at Touche Ross and PepsiCo. Prusch serves on the board of directors of Keynote, a global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring. Prusch holds a B.A. from Yale University, and earned an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Andrew Macaulay is responsible for Clearwire's IT strategy and providing software, infrastructure, desktop and communications services for the company and its customers. Before joining Clearwire, Macaulay was a Principal Consultant in the Telecom, Media and Entertainment practice of Capgemini US, responsible for delivery engagements to several large North American wireless service providers. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Level 3 Communications in many different IT and Network Engineering roles including Senior Vice President of IT Application Development & Maintenance and Senior Vice-President of Network Engineering. He started his career in technical and management IT positions with Sprint Long Distance. Originally from the UK, Macaulay holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Operations Research from the University of Leeds, England and an MBA from Baylor University, Texas.
Beth Taska has been a senior HR executive of Gap and Sears in Supply Chain and Retail. Prior to this, she led HR and Risk Management in several municipalities and has provided guidance and consulting to major global firms and not-for-profit organizations. Taska holds significant global experience developing people strategies: optimizing efficiency, processes, and procedures for talent management, recruitment, compensation, benefits, workers' compensation, safety, executive development and employee relations — creating cultures that work. Taska holds an MPA Honors from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Honors from Northern Illinois University (Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude). She is a Certified Mediator (Chicago Bar Association) and has presented HR professional development training globally. Taska is the Chairman of the Board for the not-for-profit San Francisco organization Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and is a member of the Mill Valley Library Board.
Geoff Levy, Head of Customer Care