Stephen Stokols

Stephen Stokols

DISH Network Corp. said tech entrepreneur and wireless innovator Stephen Stokols was named executive vice president of its Irvine-based prepaid wireless unit Boost Mobile.

He will be responsible for sales, marketing, go-to-market strategy and operations of the Boost business.

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Dish said in July it had completed the $1.4 billion purchase of Boost Mobile as part of the T-Mobile takeover of Sprint Corp.

Boost is a no-contract brand that serves subscribers seeking wireless plans without data limits.

Stokols most recently served as co-founder and CEO of mobile carrier FreedomPop. In this capacity, he raised over $120 million in financing and built FreedomPop into one of the fastest growing mobile carriers before selling it in 2019.