Executive Bios

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.
DISH is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation.

Executive Leadership

Headshot of Charlie Ergen

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Headshot of Jim DeFranco

Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Director

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President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Headshot of John Swieringa

President, Technology & Chief Operating Officer

Headshot of Amir Ahmed

Executive Vice President, DISH TV

Headshot of Eben Albertyn

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, DISH Wireless

headshot of Doug Balsbough

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Headshot of Jeffrey Blum

Executive Vice President, External & Government Affairs

Headshot of Tom Cullen

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Headshot of Michael Kelly

Executive Vice President and Group President, Retail Wireless

Headshot of Jeff McSchooler

Executive Vice President, Wireless Operations

Headshot of Timothy Messner

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Headshot of Paul W. Orban

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Headshot of Marc Rouanne

Executive Vice President, Chief Network Officer

Executive Vice President and Group President, Video Services

Headshot of Kathy Schneider

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience Operations

Headshot of Satish Sharma

Executive Vice President, Network Deployment

Headshot of Atilla Tinic

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Senior Leadership

Headshot of Kannan Alagappan

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Headshot of Jim Allen

Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Headshot of Kevin Arrix

Senior Vice President, DISH Media

Headshot of Kyle Bemis

Senior Vice President, Finance

Headshot of Rob Bennett

Senior Vice President, Retail Wireless Technology

Headshot of Kieran Callaghan

Senior Vice President, Direct Sales

Headshot of Paul Chapple

Senior Vice President, Retail Wireless Product

Headshot of Kevin Covell

Senior Vice President, Customer Retention and Marketing

Headshot of Michael Cyran

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Programming

Headshot of Dale Drew

Senior Vice President, Wireless Security Architecture and Product Security

Headshot of Brandon Ehrhart

Senior Vice President and Chief Digital & Product Officer

Headshot of Brent Gale

Senior Vice President, Broadcast and Spacecraft Operations

Headshot of Patrick Joe

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Operations

Headshot of Ajinkya “Jinx” Joglekar

Senior Vice President, Sling TV Marketing

Headshot of Gunter Kamper

Senior Vice President, Broadcast Engineering and Shared Services

headshot of Larry Katzin

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Headshot of In-Kyung Kim

Senior Vice President and Chief Solutions Engineering Officer

Headshot of Andy LeCuyer

Senior Vice President, Programming

Headshot of Sean Lee

Senior Vice President, Retail Wireless

Headshot of Richard Leitao

Senior Vice President, National Development.

Headshot of Drew Major

Senior Vice President of DISH Technologies

Headshot of Gregg Martch

Senior Vice President, Hardware Engineering

Headshot of Robb Origer

Senior Vice President, In-Home Services

Headshot of Terry Pattison

Senior Vice President, Software Engineering

Headshot of Shannon Picchione

Senior Vice President, Billing and Credit