T-Mobile’s Legere has brought big persona to growing Sprint rival

If the planned $26.5 billion merger between wireless rivals Sprint and T-Mobile goes through, Sprint employees will find themselves adjusting to a new chief executive with whom they may already be familiar — perhaps mostly due to his social media antics.

John Legere, T-Mobile’s CEO, has gained notoriety in recent years for a personality as loud as his ubiquitous magenta T-shirt.

Legere, 55, has led T-Mobile since 2012, navigating on-again, off-again merger talks with Sprint and helping grow his carrier from No. 4 to No. 3 in the U.S. market — and leapfrogging Sprint in the process.

He earned his stripes in the wireless industry at AT&T — at one point working for former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.

And his in-your-face persona has landed him in occasional hot water but also given him considerable notoriety.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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