John Swieringa

As President and Chief Operating Officer of DISH Wireless, John Swieringa is responsible for all operational aspects of DISH’s wireless business including the deployment and management of DISH’s virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network, its retail wireless business, and its day-to-day activities.


John joined DISH in 2007 and has served in increasing leadership roles during his tenure with the company. He previously served as EVP and Group President of Retail Wireless where he was responsible for all aspects of DISH’s Retail Wireless business, including strategy, operations, sales and customer service for DISH’s retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile.


John also has led as EVP of Operations, overseeing DISH’s In Home Services organization (which conducts residential and commercial installations), as well as the company’s Customer Service, Billing, Information Technology and Manufacturing & Distribution functions. Prior to that, he was the company’s SVP & Chief Information Officer, responsible for enterprise information technology strategy and operations. Earlier assignments in Information Technology include overseeing the company’s software development efforts as Vice President of Application Development & Architecture.


John spent the first 10 years of his career working in Corporate Finance for DISH and other Fortune 500 companies.


Named a 2020 Rising Star by FierceWireless, John has also been recognized in the Denver Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40 list, and honored as the 2015 Chief Information Officer of the Year by the Colorado Technology Association.


John earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.