Led by co-founder Charlie Ergen, DISH's leadership team is comprised of industry
veterans who put consumers first and are guiding the future of entertainment.

Executive Leadership

  • Charlie Ergen, Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    Charlie Ergen
    Co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jim DeFranco, Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Director
    Jim DeFranco
    Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Director
  • W. Erik Carlson
    President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
    Tom Cullen
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
  • R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    R. Stanton Dodge
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Bernie Han, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning
    Bernie Han
    Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning
  • Vivek Khemka, Chief Technology Officer for DISH and Executive Vice President for
    Vivek Khemka
    Chief Technology Officer for DISH and Executive Vice President for DISH Technologies
  • Brian Neylon, Executive Vice President, Customer Acquisition and Retention
    Brian Neylon
    Executive Vice President, Customer Acquisition and Retention
  • Warren Schlichting
    Warren Schlichting
    Executive Vice President of Marketing, Programming, and Media Sales
  • John Swieringa, Executive Vice President, Operations
    John Swieringa
    Executive Vice President, Operations

Senior Leadership