Executives to watch: 13 rising stars of wireless in 2018

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The FierceWireless editorial team thinks these 13 executives are on the rise in wireless in 2018.
Mike Dano

Here it is: The 13 executives the FierceWireless editorial team thinks are on the rise in wireless in 2018. These are the executives who have ascended into the spotlight; who are working to make significant contributions to the industry; and who may well make a meaningful impact in their chosen space. Basically, they’re the ones we think you should be keeping your eyes on. 

As in previous years, this year’s list was assembled through public nominations, select solicitations and lengthy internal deliberations. 

In no particular order, here are this year's Rising Stars: 

Dish’s
Charlie Ergen 

Verizon’s
Sanyogita Shamsunder

AT&T’s
Marachel Knight

Ericsson’s
Niklas Heuveldop

Intel’s
Aicha Evans

Qualcomm’s
Cristiano Amon

WISPA's
Claude Aiken

Starry’s
Chet Kanojia

C Spire’s
Craig Sparks

Sprint’s
John Saw

Comcast’s
Greg Butz

FCC Commissioner
Brendan Carr

T-Mobile’s
Mark McDiarmid

   

Also, we’re again going to hold a round of voting so you can let us know who you think is the top executive to watch in wireless. We’re using Polldaddy.com for the actual voting, and repeated voting is prohibited with a block to cookies and IP addresses. You’re welcome to cast your vote in the poll window below. The poll will stay open for one week, and after that week is over we’ll close the poll and announce the winner.

I hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to let me know what you think! — Mike | @mikeddano