“Driving Enterprise Value through the use and deployment of technology is paramount for success for all businesses across the world today, especially given that we are facing new, emerging competitors and highly sought after enterprise efficiencies simultaneously.”

ROBERT STRICKLAND

Senior Advisor

Robert “Rob” Strickland is a strategic business executive who has driven Enterprise Value through the use and deployment of technology for companies including:  Leap Wireless/Cricket, T-Mobile, Neustar, SAP, Text+,  CSG International, Amdocs, Clickfox, WeDo Technologies, Tesspay, Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Televisa.

Rob provides strategy consulting as well as technology services where the nexus of branding, marketing and technology align across a wide array of companies, with a primary focus on the telecommunications industry.  Internationally, Rob works closely with executive management teams to further define digital strategies, technology roadmaps, sales performance, product innovations, and other strategic initiatives.

EXPERTISE

  • Enterprise IT Strategy and Operations
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Wireless & Mobility Strategy & execution
  • Product Development
  • Blockchain

INDUSTRIES WITH DEEP EXPERIENCE

  • Wireless & Telecom Industry
  • Hospitality Industry
  • LATAM
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Enterprise IT

25 years operating experience  •  10  years consulting experience

Operator Spotlight

Leap Wireless’ sale to AT&T culminated several years of redefining the IT, Engineering, Network and product development organizations. The Cricket teams executed a  re-tooling the technology portfolio, architecture and budgets – along with superb vendor partnering to obtain the business goals set forth by the CEO and Board of Directors. The crowning achievement was the successful transition of Cricket to AT&T in March of 2014.


Rob held Senior Operating roles for these brands:

Leap Wireless/Cricket, Televisa, Neustar, T-Mobile, TruConnect, Text+, Dish Network, Continental Cablevision, Apple and Harvard Business School

Consulting Spotlight

Rob has worked closely with executive management to further define digital strategies, technology roadmaps, sales performance, product innovations, and other strategic initiatives for large companies such as CSG International, Tech Mahindra, Televisa, America Móvil/Grupo Carso, SAP, Charter and Neustar. Rob provided interim C-level management for four companies: Neustar, Televisa, Text+, and TruConnect.

In addition, he has provided 3 years of technical support, due diligence and advisory work for SearchLight Capital in the TMT marketplace and worked closely with several venture groups including Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Lightspeed and Sierra Ventures.

Rob is also helping drive product innovations through companies such as CSG International, Hortonworks, Sumo Logic, Space Time Insight and other emerging technology companies.


A few of the brands that Rob has served in a Consulting role:

NTT Data, CSG International, Tech Mahindra, Televisa, America Móvil/Grupo Carso, SAP, Charter and Neustar, CSG International, Hortonworks, Sumo Logic, Space Time Insight, SearchLight Capital, Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Lightspeed and Sierra Ventures, Text+, TruConnect, Tesspay and Xavient Information Systems

Industry

  • Advisory Board member for: TruConnect, Sierra Ventures, SAP, Space Time Insight, Clickfox, America Prepaid VAS
  • Board Member: Centri Technologies, Atonomi, OCEARCH, Rady Childrens Hospital, Text+
  • Independent Executive Advisory Board Member for SAP
  • Information Week Top 100 – #16 in 2007, #73 in 2008, #49 2009
  • Awarded CIO Premier 100 – life time entry in 2008
  • Awarded Information Week Best IT Place to work – #60 in 2008, #64 in 2009
  • Awarded CIO Magazine Top 100 CIO 2009
  • Awarded a Patent T=-Mobile on a new customer service user interface
  • Previously served as a Board Advisor to the Sundance Institute

Community

Rady Childrens Hospital Board of Trustees IT Task Force and Board Member OCEARCH

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