Strickland, brings nearly 30 years of information technology and infrastructure management experience including extensive operational experience in the wireless and communications industry. Strickland most recently ran his own consulting firm, providing strategic IT and go-to-market operational planning as well as enterprise IT validation to companies and their customers. From 2006 to 2010 he was senior vice president and chief information officer at T-Mobile USA, responsible for all software development including handsets and related infrastructure elements, the company's billing, customer care and other related systems and all telecommunications platforms.
Prior to joining T-Mobile USA in 2006, Strickland served as senior vice president and chief information officer at EchoStar Communications from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2005 he served as president and COO of Silas Technologies Holdings, leading the company through a reorganization and new business plan. From 2001 to 2004 he served as chief executive officer of Xperts, an IT integration and services company. From 1998 to 2001, Strickland held several chief technology officer positions with Landmark Communications, a privately owned holding company. From 1984 to 1998, Strickland held a number of IT, engineering and programing roles in the cable, education and computer industries. Strickland graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in mathematics.more » « less