Leap Wireless International, a provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, has appointed Bill Ingram as executive vice president (EVP), strategy and as acting chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 March 2012.
Ingram, who joined Leap in 2008, has held various strategy and finance positions with the company, most recently as senior vice president (SVP), strategy. Ingram also previously served as SVP, financial operations and strategy and helped guide the finance and accounting functions during the company’s previous search for a CFO.
Ingram will serve as acting CFO until the company appoints a replacement. In his joint role, Ingram will assume an executive leadership position overseeing the management of the company’s finance and accounting functions while also continuing to direct the company’s strategic and business development activities. The company will be looking at both internal and external candidates to fill the CFO position and does not expect Ingram to fill the role on a permanent basis.
Ingram has more than 25 years of experience in leading telecommunications and technology businesses.Prior to his time at Leap, he served as president and CEO of Nuera Communications (acquired by AudioCodes), an IP voice company that designed and produced telecommunications equipment for converged packet networks. Nuera was a successor company to Pacific Communication Sciences, where Ingram was chief operating officer (COO) of the Clarity Products division. He holds an MBA from Harvard and an undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford.
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