After helping to make T-Mobile into a more formidable competitor in the U.S., CEO John Legere could soon try to do the same for another company.
WeWork is said to be in talks with John Legere about becoming its new CEO. A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that parent company We Co. is looking to get a new CEO for WeWork as soon as January and that Legere is one of the candidates.
Nothing between WeWork and Legere has been set in stone, and so there's no guarantee that the T-Mobile CEO will actually move to WeWork.
John Legere has helped to give T-Mobile a significant makeover in the seven years since he was hired as CEO. Most notably, T-Mo's Un-carrier moves like JUMP! and T-Mobile Tuesdays have shaken up the industry and helped T-Mobile to add more than 1 million customers every quarter for 26 straight quarters.
Meanwhile, WeWork has been through some drama in recent months. The company was planning to go public earlier this year, but lately there's been drama involving founder and former CEO Adam Neumann, who left the WeWork in September. SoftBank recently bought a majority stake in WeWork and is planning to turn things around for the shared workspace company. Marcelo Claure, COO of SoftBank Group, has been named executive board chairman of WeWork and is working to improve the situation at the company.
Claure used to be CEO of Sprint and is currently executive chairman of the carrier. He's played a major role in the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, and now he may be trying to get Legere to make things better at WeWork. Such a move would be big change for T-Mobile, as Legere has largely been the face of the company during the seven years he's been CEO and has made a name for himself by being loud and outspoken.