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Wind Mobile buffeted by executive departures

Wireless upstart Wind Mobile has lost two members of its executive team less than three months into a war for market share with more established companies, leading analysts to assume not all is well. Both Scott Waller, chief information officer, and Chris Robbins, chief customer officer, are now gone. Mr. Robbins announced his departure on a company blog this past week, while the company confirmed Mr. Waller's departure by e-mail. Mr. Robbins was the more shocking departure, since he was the face of the company to Wind's online community. Iain Grant, of telecom consultancy SeaBoard Group, said Wind's recent moves - such as offering $150 credit to lure subscribers from incumbents - do not seem well thought out. "A major corporate reorganization this soon after launch suggests that the company's results have not met expectations," he wrote in a report released yesterday. Anthony Lacavera, chairman of Wind and parent Globalive Wireless Management Corp., said the decision was "mutual" and that Wind is not faltering out of the gate.

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