W. Erik Carlson
W. Erik Carlson is DISH's President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations including Human Resources, Operations and Information Technology, Media Sales, Marketing, Programming, Product Management, Acquisition and Retention, Finance and Accounting organizations.
A DISH veteran of nearly two decades, Erik has held numerous roles throughout the company. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations. In this role, he oversaw DISH’s In-Home Services, Customer Service Centers, Customer Billing, and Information Technology organizations, as well as Manufacturing, which consists of equipment retrieval and refurbishment operations. Prior to that, Erik managed the company’s indirect sales operations as Senior Vice President of Retail Services and Sales.
Erik received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and their two children.