Michael S. Irizarry, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Engineering and Information Technology, UScellular
Mike Irizarry joined UScellular in 2002 and oversees the company’s information systems and technology as well as all the company’s wireless technological operations. This work encompasses network build-outs, network operations and technological advancements that include 5G and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network expansions. He also is a member of UScellular’s board of directors.
Irizarry and his team are responsible for bringing UScellular customers an enhanced wireless experience through a reliable, high-speed network that works when and where they need it. He also leads UScellular’s information systems, strategic operations program and enterprise program management teams. These teams focus on application development, data warehousing, wireless billing technologies and support for data centers and end users, all of which help associates deliver an excellent customer experience.
Prior to joining UScellular, Irizarry held executive positions with Verizon, Bell Atlantic Mobile and Paging Network, Inc. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery as well as the I.E.E.E. and its communications and computer societies.
Irizarry earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cleveland Technical College, a Master of Science in information management and an MBA from the International School of Information Management, and a doctorate in Communications Technology from Capella University’s School of Business and Technology. He is also a graduate of University of Chicago’s executive management program. Irizarry lives in Barrington Hills, Ill., with his wife and their four children.