MIAMI and CHICAGO – July 6, 2011 – Brightstar Corp., a global leader in services and solutions for the wireless industry, today announced the appointment of veteran mobility executive Mark Shockley to president, U.S. and Canada. In this role, Mr. Shockley will oversee all of Brightstar’s operations in North America and will be responsible for continuing to grow the business in the region. Mr. Shockley will assume his new responsibilities at Brightstar on July 11, and will be located in Brightstar’s North American headquarters in Libertyville, IL. Mr. Shockley succeeds Denise Gibson, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. 

Prior to joining Brightstar, Mr. Shockley served as senior vice president and general manager of global go to market for mobile devices at Motorola Mobility, Inc. In this role, Mr. Shockley oversaw all aspects of Motorola Mobile Devices’ global sales operations. During his more than 30 years at Motorola, Mr. Shockley played an instrumental role in driving improvements across Motorola Mobile Devices’ worldwide business while maintaining an intense focus on critical customer and partner relationships, and successfully led teams in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University.

“This is a perfect time to join Brightstar,” said Mr. Shockley. “As the wireless industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Brightstar is well positioned to meet its ever changing needs. The company is at an exciting point in its history and I am very pleased to join their team.”

“Mark’s keen understanding of the industry, and very deep relationships with top-tier companies in the space make him an ideal leader for Brightstar’s U.S. and Canada business,” said Marcelo Claure, chairman and CEO of Brightstar. “I am delighted to welcome him to our organization, and am very confident in his ability to seize the opportunities that lay ahead.” He continued, “On behalf of the Brightstar management team and Board of Directors, I also want to personally thank Denise for her many years of service to Brightstar, and wish her the very best.”

Brightstar offers an expansive global services portfolio for wireless manufacturers, operators, retailers, government agencies, value added resellers (VARs) and consumers across 51 countries and territories on six continents.

About Brightstar Corp.
Brightstar is a $4.6 billion dollar global services company focused on enhancing the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain: manufacturers, operators, retailers and enterprises enabling over 80,000 points of sale worldwide. The company provides a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services in 51 countries and territories consisting of value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, retail, government and VARs, and consumer services. Brightstar’s services help customers manage the growing complexity of the wireless device value chain and enable them to increase product availability, extend and expand their channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time for the best value. For more information on Brightstar, please visit