Finance & Insurance

MARCELO CLAURE

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, SPRINT; COO, SOFTBANK GROUP; CEO, SOFTBANK GROUP INTERNATIONAL; PARTNER, MIAMI BECKHAM UNITED, MIAMI

An immigrant from Bolivia, Claure attended Bentley College in Massachusetts. In 1997, he founded Brightstar in Miami as a wireless distributor and grew the company into the largest wireless distribution and services company in the world and the largest Hispanic-owned business in the U.S.. He became CEO of Sprint when Japanese venture group SoftBank purchased majority control of Brightstar (SoftBank also controlled Sprint), growing revenue and customer numbers and reinvigorating the brand during his four years in that role. In 2018, Claure became COO of SoftBank Group and CEO of SoftBank Group International while also transitioning to executive chairman of Sprint.

Claure is part of the ownership group of Miami Beckham United, which is working to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami and is fronted by international soccer star David Beckham. Claure also is chairman of a Bolivian soccer team, Club Bolivar. He has been named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and has served as chairman of U.S. wireless industry association CTIA.

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