Rogers Hires Former Apple Canada Managing Director as Wireless President

Just over a week ago, it was reported by BNN Bloomberg the head of Apple Canada’s sales division had left the company. Fast forward to present day, we now know where Brent Johnston has ended up.

According to Cartt, Rogers confirmed with the latter it had hired Brent Johnston as their next president of Rogers Wireless. Johnston will start his new position at Rogers on Monday.

The new Rogers wireless president previously worked at Telus before his two-years spent at Apple, and will be again working with Rogers CEO Joe Natale, when the latter was an executive and CEO at Telus.

Rogers told MobileSyrup, “We’re excited to have Brent join our team. He’s a terrific executive — he’s team-oriented with deep industry experience and a proven track record, and he brings a relentless focus on the customer.”

The wireless industry in Canada is ready to shift over to faster 5G wireless networks, with Rogers recently successfully completing live tests at Rogers Centre, in Toronto.

As of writing, Johnston’s LinkedIn profile has yet to be updated to note his new role at Rogers.