ROK Mobile Appoints former COO John Janes to Chief Executive Officer
LOS ANGELES, May 03, 2017 — ROK Mobile, a MVNO provider who is leading the industry in social-impact benefits bundled with mobile voice, text, and data plans, announced that it has appointed former Chief Operating Officer, John Janes, to Chief Executive Officer. The decision comes on the heels of transitioning from a management team well-versed in entertainment and media to one with deep backgrounds in wireless telecom, prepaid distribution, and alternative financial services.
With over 20 years of telecom and financial services experience, John joined ROK Mobile as their Chief Operating Officer in 2015. He was instrumental in delivering on ROK’s go-to-market strategy that spanned telecom, entertainment, operations, marketing and distribution, and included both CDMA and GSM cellular offerings.
ROK Mobile Chairman and Co-Founder, Jonathan Kendrick, commented, “John Janes is someone who has demonstrated extraordinary vision and success throughout his career and we know that his leadership, organizational, and telecom skills will greatly benefit the work we’re doing as we re-launch ROK Mobile into wireless dealers across the U.S. and in the U.K.”
Prior to joining ROK, John served in key management and executive roles at Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA, Green Dot Corp. and Wipit, Inc. where Janes managed key business functions spanning strategy, compliance, program development, information technology and operations. John was also instrumental in facilitating the strategic and tactical go-to-market plans to support the development and market launch of the industry’s first nationwide prepaid Monthly Unlimited program, generating prepaid category-leading results with over 5M subscribers and annual revenues in excess of $3B.
“I am honored to be taking the lead and working alongside the best mobile team in the business here at ROK Mobile. I believe that ROK’s #1 priority is to provide maximum value to our customers. With our social impact offers that include life, legal, automotive and communication service bundles we are able to deliver on that commitment in underserved markets in the U.S. and around the world,” commented Janes.
About ROK Mobile
ROK Mobile was founded by seasoned business innovators John Paul DeJoria (John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron Tequila) and Jonathan Kendrick (British entrepreneur) as a lifestyle wireless company delivering social value-added services with wireless plans. ROK Mobile believes consumers should expect more from a carrier, and its plans go beyond standard connectivity services of talk, text and data to include international calling, insurance and other value-added services.
For more information visit www.rokmobile.com.
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