Steve Elfman recently retired as president of Network Operations and Wholesale at Sprint, with responsibility for Product, Technology Development, Network, Wholesale Operations, Value Added Services, Procurement & Real Estate, Information Technology and Digital. Under his leadership, the organization has been responsible for the award-winning devices and innovative approach to service and network operations and development.
A proven leader and innovator in wireless technology, Elfman has a wealth of expertise in wireless applications and Internet business models. This experience is especially valuable and has helped Sprint create a more open environment to enable wireless data services for consumers, businesses and the machine to machine (M2M) markets.
Elfman joined the Sprint senior leadership team in May 2008 from mobile data technology services company Infospace where he was executive vice president of Infospace Mobile, then president and chief operating officer of Motricity following the acquisition of Infospace mobile. He also has held leadership positions at Terabeam, as executive vice president of operations, and AT&T Wireless, where he was chief information officer. Elfman was the CIO at GE Capital (Fleet Services Company) as well as head of IT at 3M Company for International Operations.
Elfman graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada with a degree in Computer Science and Business. He currently serves on the board of Affirmed Networks and Smith Micro. He is also an advisor to ItsOn, ImiMobile and Tethr and previously served on the Competitor Carrier Association, Bethany College and Clearwire boards. In 2015 Elfman became the founder and Managing Partner for the Argyle Griffin Group LLC., a Technology, Product and Marketing Consulting Practice.