Daniel Hesse, former Sprint Corp.CEO has received a new appointment from Akamai Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ:AKAM). He joins the company’s 12-member bench of the board of directors. The new appointee has a wealth of experience that has been gained from different corporations. For close to seven years, he has served as President and CEO of SPRINT CORPORATION (BMV:S) as well as Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation. Other places that Hesse has held leadership roles include Terabeam Corporation and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).
Acknowledging Hesse’s appointment, Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai contended that he comes in as a compliment of the board; hence the company has everything to gain from him. Having established solid relationships with major carriers and network he will be instrumental in putting together the company’s innovation and be part of propelling Akamai’s current worth of about $9 billion. Thus, he is considerably a significant asset.
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It is a trusted partner to many of the world’s carriers according to Hesse. Its role is very instrumental to how businesses take control of the Internet for growth and success purposes. It is a company that Hesse says he is looking forward to plowing in his contribution and propels performance. Nonetheless, it is already in good books as it is commonly referred to as the global leader in Content Delivery Network services. Some of its primary services include cloud security and media delivery solutions all which are aimed at revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer experiences.
Nonetheless, the company suffered a major blow in its earning in July following the “do-it-yourself” efforts by two of its largest customers. The self-delivery of content by clients means less revenue for the company. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google are some of the clients that Akamai handles.
Will Hesse drive Akamai’s goal to achievement?
He will, given his three decades of telecom and carrier experience. Besides, he has a fundamental interest in mobile and Internet technologies. He also participated in the launch of the company’s first Internet service, WorldNet.
Hesse is a notable figure having been ranked as the “Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology” by Laptop Magazine. Other recognitions include being named “Person of the Year” by RCR magazine as well as the “Executive of the Year” by Wireless Business and Technology magazine. He also sits on the National Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as that of PNC and Ad knowledge.