The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted in Los Angeles, California in 2028, returning to the United States for the first time in over 30 years. 2028 will be the first time LA hosts the Paralympic Games, creating an opportunity to expand awareness, understanding and inclusion of people with disabilities.

LA28, the organizers for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, is on a mission to create an unparalleled Games experience for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people. Our vision is to collectively create what’s next through sport, community and the power of our differences.

The LA28 Games will represent LA and leverage the strength of our community’s diversity and creativity as we collectively work to design a Games that we all want to be a part of. We do this by focusing on people and by inviting everyone into the story of the LA28 Games.

The LA28 organizing committee is an independent, non-profit organization that is privately funded and governed by a board of directors. 

Our Vision is to collectively create what’s next by harnessing sport, community and the power of our differences. Our Mission is to create an unparalleled Olympic and Paralympic experience for athletes, fans, partners, our community and our people.

Values and Behaviors:

  • Optimism – Embody a positive, enthusiastic, and solution-oriented attitude in everything we do; challenge the status quo, inspire and support one another to achieve our best; have our eyes on the future and believe we can make a meaningful impact
  • Integrity – We communicate openly and honestly, listen, and respectfully value multiple perspectives; we do what we say and are accountable for everything we do; we do the right thing, always. Even when it isn’t easy
  • Excellence – We hold ourselves to the highest standard and expectations; we live our values and truths and persevere through challenges; we are continuous learners and adapt and pivot with speed to meet changing needs
  • Inclusion – We seek to represent, include, empower and level the playing field; our work reflects the communities we serve and the world in which we live; we leverage our platforms to bring awareness to issues relevant to who we are
  • Co-Creation – We are authors of a shared story. Everyone contributes their unique voice to our shared mission; we share pride in our accomplishments and ownership of our shortcomings
  • Boldness – We embrace creativity, courage and outside-the-box thinking; we are unafraid to take risks, explore unconventional solutions, and learn from the process; we are innovators, disruptors, and challengers of the status quo

VP Telecoms Position Summary:

LA28 seeks an experienced professional to serve as VP Telecoms.

Telecommunications is a critical and strategic foundation for delivering the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Everything from fan experience, operational execution to broadcast and results delivery relies on scalable, secure and fault-tolerant telecoms infrastructure. With events taking place across the LA metro area in existing and temporary venues, the telecoms landscape will be complex and wide-ranging. 

Telecoms services for the games include: 

  • Fixed and mobile networks and services that interconnect venues, games users, cloud services and public voice/data networks 
  • Transport of broadcast quality video/audio from venues to the International Broadcast Center (IBC) for distribution to a worldwide TV audience 
  • Private live video and audio distribution in competition and select non-competition venues for games operational users and key client groups 
  • Private two-way radio services providing critical push-to-talk comms for games operational users 
  • Radio frequency spectrum coordination and management 

The VP Telecoms will be ultimately responsible for managing LA28's technology and telecoms partners and providers that are accountable, on behalf of LA28, for the design, provision, validation and operation of telecommunications services to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Managing relevant contracts with sponsors, partners, and providers, you will ensure that the communications infrastructure for the LA Games is stable, robust, secure, cost--effective, on schedule and to the agreed level of quality.

Your team will also be responsible for leading requirements definition and ongoing management of the available radio spectrum, in conjunction with the FCC, as well as fleet map planning of push-to-talk radio services. 

You will be responsible for strategic planning, relationship management, negotiation, lifetime telecoms contract management, budget control, LA28 resource management as well as preparation and delivery of reports to internal and external stakeholders [including the International Olympic Committee].

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the position is based in our Los Angeles offices.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and own the telecoms strategy and execution ensuring cost-effective on-schedule delivery.
  • Key role in governance of the telecoms program, in line with the over-arching governance framework agreed with LA28’s technology integrator and LA28 Technology’s PMO.
  • Own the telecoms partner relationship(s) from selection, through contract negotiation, planning, execution and dissolution.
  • Collaborate with the commercial sponsorships team to ensure maximization of partnership opportunities.
  • Manage the agreed budget for telecoms.
  • Manage telecoms requirements, operational standards and procedures covering all venues [both competition and non-competition].
  • Develop service levels with all stakeholders and ensure SLA's are met. 
  • Identify and manage key risks and escalations, ensuring that appropriate mitigation strategies are developed and implemented.
  • Collaborate with the IOC, IPC, Olympic Broadcast Service [OBS], NBC and other key broadcast and media stakeholders such as major press agencies.
  • Collaborate with the FCC and others to develop a radio spectrum at games time. 
  • Build and lead the telecoms team [comprising full-time and outsourced resources] to complement LA28's technology integrator and telecoms partners as required.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities through design, optimization of user requirements and use of alternative technologies as appropriate.
  • Responsible for technical input into definition of LA28 rate card services based on telecom supplier services and timescales.
  • Ensure all telecoms activities are integrated into the technology master plan.
  • Work closely with telecom suppliers and key stakeholders [internal and external] to identify post games legacy opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver reports to internal and external stakeholders [including the IOC].
  • As a member of the technology senior leadership team, contribute to the ongoing development of the tech strategy, plan and the overall management of the tech team.

Background & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience, preferably with at least 5 years of senior leadership experience in telecoms.
  • Deep knowledge of the US telecoms market [data, internet, voice, mobile and radio communications and spectrum management].  Specific knowledge of the LA telecoms market and/or LA28 venues is an advantage. 
  • A strong telecoms background covering technical, deployment, operational and commercial areas. 
  • Deep knowledge of the US telecoms market [data, internet, voice, mobile and radio communications and spectrum management].  Specific knowledge of the LA telecoms market and/or LA28 venues is an advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of key telecom technologies such as WAN, enterprise LAN, high density WI-FI, IP telephony, network security, 4G/5G, CATV/IPTV, radio networks and associated network monitoring platforms.
  • Experience in project managing deadline-driven, complex, and large-scale projects with full budget accountability.
  • Has worked with multiple outsourced vendors owning the contractual relationships and service levels. 
  • A strong leadership presence and ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Dedicated team player and self-starter with a bias toward action.
  • An outstanding collaborator, adept at working within a complex matrixed environment.  
  • Pragmatic with high energy, detailed in nature, with a passion for excellence. 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Previous senior experience in the planning and execution of telecoms services within a multi-sports event /  broadcast context is a huge benefit.  

Submission Requirements:

  • Resume and references


The annual base salary range for this position is $200,000.00 - $267,000.00. The pay scale provided is the range that LA28 reasonably expects to pay as starting base compensation for this role. All LA28 compensation remains subject to final determination based on individual candidate qualifications, experience, or other reasonable criteria consistent with LA28’s operational business needs and applicable law.

LA28 is committed to operating fair and unbiased recruitment procedures allowing all applicants an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, color, ethnic or national origin, or any other classification as may be protected by applicable law. We strive to build a team that is diverse, inclusive and encourages qualified candidates of all backgrounds, perspectives, and identities to apply. We assess applications based on relevant skills, education, and experience a candidate can add to our team.


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