COSTA MESA, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Mobile, a nationwide mobile carrier developing first-of-its-kind mobile phone services with unlimited international communications, today announced the appointment of Sherrie Simmons to Chief Operations Officer to drive innovation and operational excellence across the company's various telecommunications verticals. Ms. Simmons will join a seasoned management team responsible for helping make Ultra Inc. 500's Fastest Growing Company in America in 2015 and driving the recent partnership with the Univision Mobile brand.
As COO, Simmons will be responsible for streamlining product release cycles and improving overall efficiency with new launches, overseeing innovation and development initiatives. Leveraging her technical background and experience with large-scale operations, Simmons will also assume direct responsibility for enterprise project management, technical project management and operations, engineering and architecture, worldwide customer care and local facilities and logistics management in the Costa Mesa office. Additionally, to strengthen Ultra's position in the industry, she will lead overall organizational transformation by identifying new partnerships, processes and vendors to create opportunities to optimize the company's resources.
"Sherrie's background and skillset in both technology and operational management will be instrumental in driving Ultra Mobile's continued growth at this stage of our development," said Ultra Mobile President Tyler Leshney. "At this pivotal moment in Ultra's growth, we were looking for talent that complemented the company's scrappy, development mentality with a thorough understanding of global operations. As we transition from a startup to a scale-up organization – growing our staff, expanding into bigger markets and incubating new products – Sherrie's expertise in lean operations management will help Ultra eliminate inefficiencies to better serve our customers."
Simmons began her career as a developer before shifting into project, technology and systems management at Toyota Motor Corporation. Following a long tenure there, Simmons moved to MedAssets, Inc. where she ultimately became Senior Vice President of Operations. As a consultant, she's worked with major corporations, including Nissan Motor Corporation, Avery Dennison, Guthy-Renker and SDI – the world's leading media translation services company – and, most recently, served as interim-CTO for Defy Media. Simmons is a Project Management Professional, is Six Sigma certified and holds a bachelor's degree from California State University-Fullerton and master's degree from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
"I'm excited to join Ultra as it pivots towards large scale projects and new ventures, helping our organization innovate and grow by creating a highly autonomous and aligned team," said Simmons. "With ambitious growth plans for 2016, Ultra will execute on its strategic agenda through a flexible and agile operation, while retaining a sharper-than-ever focus on spend management and efficiency through the end of the year."
About Ultra Mobile
Founded in 2011, Ultra Mobile is a prepaid nationwide carrier that focuses on delivering innovative, cost effective mobile voice, text and data services for people living in the United States who regularly call or text internationally. Its international services reach over 200 international destinations. The company's mission is to provide convenient and affordable solutions that connect people with their extended families, friends and colleagues living around the world. In 2015, Ultra Mobile was ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 as the fastest-growing private company in the United States. Ultra Mobile is co-headquartered in New York City and Southern California, with more than 150 employees based in USA, Europe and Asia. The company supports its customers in English, Chinese and Spanish. In February 2016, Ultra partnered with the Univision Mobile brand, to better serve one of the fastest growing demographics in the country, Hispanic Americans. For more information, visit: www.ultramobile.com.
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