Clearwire didn’t have to look far to fill the chairman seat vacated last month by Craig McCaw.
The Kirkland company happened to have another wireless pioneer at hand. It announced today that John Stanton was elected chairman of the Clearwire board, on which he’s been a director since November 2008.
Stanton is known for making incredible deals, so perhaps that’s in Clearwire’s future.
He built up Western Wireless and sold it to Alltel for $6 billion in 2005. He was also chairman of VoiceStream Wireless, which was acquired by Deutsche Telekom in 2001 for more than $30 billion.
Stanton is now managing director of the Trilogy Partners investment firm and operator of several international wireless companies.