Jeff McSchooler

As Executive Vice President of Wireless Operations for DISH, Jeff McSchooler leads a team responsible for the physical construction and operation of DISH’s national wireless network.


Prior to his role in Wireless, Jeff was Executive Vice President of DISH Technologies, overseeing staff members located primarily at the company’s Denver-based corporate offices and six nationwide digital broadcast centers. Those technical teams are responsible for broadcasting and delivering DISH’s satellite television service, as well as various components of Fixed Satellite Services, IPTV, VOD and the incorporation of Sling Media technology.


Jeff is an industry veteran experienced in the architecture, design and sustaining of engineering systems.  He has been granted several technical patents for his innovative efforts and continued dedication to his field. Jeff and his team received the 2014-15 Technology and Engineering Emmy award for Closed-loop Statistical Multiplexing of Geographically Distributed Encoders, which enable the delivery of local broadcast stations in HD to customers in those specific areas.


Jeff’s background is in U.S. Air Force communications and Contel/GTE in Government Systems and GTE SpaceNet. He was on the team responsible for the implementation of ground station requirements for the launch of DISH’s satellite operations with the EchoStar I satellite in 1995 and the build-out of DISH’s uplink centers. Jeff has served on various executive advisory boards, regional Governor’s committees, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations throughout his career, including EchoStar’s annual Chairman’s Award.