Ron Hill has submitted his resignation as President and CEO of Goodman Networks. Hill has been its chief executive officer since January, 2012, and its president since May, 2010. He was previously chief operating officer from May, 2010, until January, 2012, and EVP Professional Services from July, 2008, until May, 2010.
The company did not state his reason for leaving in its press release, however an 8-k filing with the SEC states Hill cited “good reason” (as defined in his employment agreement) to resign as did six other senior officers.
Goodman disputes the seven executives’ claims, telling the SEC the company “does not agree that any executive had ‘good reason’ to resign or was terminated without cause, constructively discharged without cause or terminated for good reason and intends to defend itself vigorously against such claims.”
Hill resigned November 21 and it is effective December 21. The company named Executive Chairman John Goodman as Chief Executive Officer and President on an interim basis.
Hill is a seasoned telecom executive with 25 years of progressive management experience in sales, marketing, program management, services, and engineering, with the majority of his time spent in technical roles. He began his career with AT&T’s Consumer Products Division in 1985, according to Goodman.
Prior to joining Goodman, Hill’s most recent position was with Alcatel-Lucent where he served as Vice President of Network Engineering, Integration and Optimization. Prior to the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies, Ron held positions in Lucent Technologies as VP of Marketing, Senior Director of Sales, Director NA Engineering, and Senior Director of Program Management.
December 1, 2016