Could T-Mobile's Legere Clean Up the WeWork Mess?
The Wall Street Journal reports that We Co., WeWork's parent company, is looking for a CEO to be a successor to WeWork founder Adam Neumann. After WeWork's failed IPO, SoftBank Group bought a majority stake in the startup last month, cutting ties with Neumann.
WeWork is looking for a leader that could take over as soon as January, the WSJ says. Legere is not guaranteed to accept the CEO position.
Why this matters Legere has experience as a clean-up candidate for a struggling company. Legere was brought in to T-Mobile in 2012, when the telco held a struggling fourth position among US mobile operators. He's turned T-Mobile into the "uncarrier" and a strong third-place competitor to AT&T and Verizon. The company is in the process of a merger with Sprint that is slated to be completed early in 2020.
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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading