MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leader in innovation and diversified services for the wireless industry, announced today that Alan Eland has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, effective May 2.
Eland will oversee Brightstar’s Information Technology, service delivery and logistics initiatives, and will report to President and CEO, Jaymin B. Patel. Globally, he will be responsible for aligning all IT and service delivery platforms across the company’s six continents of operation.
This is a critical role leading the functions at the foundation for Brightstar’s services to provide a competitive advantage for our carrier, retailer, device manufacturer and enterprise customers. Global operations, under Eland’s leadership, will strengthen and support Brightstar’s continued focus and investment in platforms that support our services across the entire mobile device value chain such as supply chain, buyback & trade-in programs, forward and reverse logistics, financing and leasing, device protection and much more.
“Over three decades, Alan has built an impressive track record of developing commercial platforms for service delivery across multiple geographies and optimizing global operations to delight customers,” said Jaymin Patel, Brightstar President and CEO. “His expertise in negotiating and closing highly complex, multi-year B2B agreements will also be a valuable asset to Brightstar.”
He joins Brightstar from IGT Corporation (formerly GTECH S.p.A.), the world's leading end-to-end gaming company, where he held several global and regional leadership roles over a 31-year career. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Services. Additionally, he previously served as COO of GTECH Americas, overseeing operations in North America and Latin America.
“The behind-the-scenes logistics, manufacturing and distribution operations in the global lottery and gaming industry are extremely sophisticated and technology-driven, just like in the wireless industry, and it’s exciting to be a part of the Brightstar team that is delivering the life-changing mobile technology and services that advance the industry on a global level,” Eland said.
Brightstar, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., is a leading provider of B2B services to manufacturers, operators, retailers, and enterprises in the wireless industry. With more than 50,000 customers in about 100 countries across six continents Brightstar is firmly positioned at the center of the wireless ecosystem™ enabling it to provide a comprehensive range of innovative services that can be seamlessly integrated across its customers’ end-to-end value chains. As the largest specialized distributor and leading buyback and trade-in provider in the industry, Brightstar extends the reach of wireless while also delivering financial solutions that drive affordability and solutions to protect mobile devices. Brightstar reported global net revenues of approximately $12.1 billion in 2015. For more information, please visit www.Brightstar.com.