Embarq Promotes Its Top Lawyer to CEO
Prior to being CEO, Gerke was Embarq's general counsel and had also been running its wholesale business unit since January 2007. He officially takes over the company during a time where it has seen its revenues and subscribers decline from increased wireless and cable competition pressures.
The appointment of Gerke does not come as a surprise as he was considered a strong candidate for the job since being appointed interim CEO. He has held a number of positions at the company dating back to its Sprint days when he was a senior vice president.
Embarq has not identified any other candidates that were considered for the position and has maintained that Gerke was the front-runner all along.
— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading