Erik Prusch was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2011 and was appointed a Director of Clearwire in February 2012. Prusch joined Clearwire in August 2009 as CFO and led the efforts to raise over 6 billion in equity and debt to fund the company’s explosive growth. He was then promoted to COO in March 2011. During his tenure, revenue has increased by 427 percent to an annualized run rate of over $1.2 billion, the subscriber base has grown by 1,352 percent, and margins have improved by 80 percentage points through careful expense controls. Throughout his career, he has successfully enabled businesses through periods of rapid growth, operational scaling, and expansion financing. Prusch was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Borland Software, where he also previously served as Chief Financial Officer, leading the restructuring of the company and returning the business to profitability. Prior to Borland, he was Vice President of Finance in Intuit’s Turbo Tax division. Prior to Intuit, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Identix Incorporated, and also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Operations at Gateway Computers, Incorporated. He began his career at Touche Ross and PepsiCo. Prusch holds a B.A. from Yale University, and earned an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
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