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Vice President, Strategy & Planning at C Spire
Craig Sparks is the Vice President of Technology Strategy & Planning at C Spire, a leading telecommunications and technology services company with deep roots and a strong commitment to the southeastern portion of the U.S. and its people. He brings more than 20 years of experience to C Spire in the field of telecommunications engineering.
Craig joins C Spire from Sprint where he most recently served as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff facilitating intra-department technology path decision making for executive business strategies at strategic planning venues, including M&A activities. His prior entrepreneur role at NetGames USA saw him lead the company as President and CEO through acquisition by Microsoft Corporation.
Craig began his career as radio frequency design engineer working on DARPA digital beamforming radio systems and later at Digital Ocean where the companies media access control IP became part of the foundation for WiFi 802.11b when acquired by Intersil.
A graduate of radio frequency design and telecommunications programs at the University of Kansas, Craig holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the school.