Joe Mandacina

CEO / CMO

Innovative, problem-solving leader with significant big and small company expertise. In parallel to his corporate career, Joe is a silent owner in a small/mid-sized business where he operationalizes big-company discipline to drive profitable growth.

Joe spent several years at Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) working in various executive positions in Corporation Communications, Marketing, General Management, Business Development and Finance. His most recent role was a multi-faceted leadership/executive role as Sprint’s Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations. In this role, he provided communications guidance to four different Sprint CEOs along with coaching, media strategies, employee engagement, crisis communications, Board of Director presentations, and Wall St./earnings preparation. Prior to the executive role in Corporate Communications, Joe led the consumer marketing organization, with oversight of a $76 million expense budget and multi-billion dollar P&L. Since electing early-retirement from Sprint in late 2015, Joe spends his time providing strategic, communications/PR, marketing, and executive coaching in a variety of consulting engagements.

Education

Joe received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Marketing from Rockhurst University (Dean’s Honor Roll); he also graduated from the Duke Executive Leadership Program.

Certificates

Joe was named an “Outstanding Leader” three times throughout his Sprint career. This distinction goes to the top 1% of company leaders.

Insights

"Too many companies—large and small—don’t understand the power of their corporate brand and reputation. Using effective communications and public relations, the company can bolster its reputation to key stakeholders and grow profitability. Numerous research studies indicate companies with strong corporate reputations correlate to strong earnings."