AT&T announced the resignation of Jim Ryan, the carrier's outspoken VP of consumer and business data. "He decided to look for other things to do," AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel told RCR, confirming Ryan's recent exit. "It was something he wanted to do, and we wish him all the best." AT&T said Mark Collins, who formerly served as its VP of long-term products and planning services, will fill Ryan's position.
After signing on with AT&T (then Cingular Wireless) in 2003, Ryan supervised the carrier's full-track music download service as well as the revamp of its mobile web platform. He was also instrumental in the development of its mobile video service.
Ryan is not the only high-profile carrier exec to jump ship in recent weeks. Last month, veteran Sprint VP Paul Reddick left the company. One of his recent moves includes a post on Handmark's board of directors. Contrary to reports, however, Reddick did not leave Sprint for this post.
For more on Ryan's departure:
- take a look at this article from RCR