From October 2014 through January 2016, Tunmida worked through his company, Racomms LLC, as a subcontractor for LCC (later absorbed by TechMahendra). The LCC contract with Sprint was for the optimization of the multi-band deployment of LTE across the Sprint network, locally called the tri-band optimization project. Tunmida was the lead RF engineer for the Alabama market working directly for the RF engineering manager for the Deep South markets, Richard Self. In this role, Tunmida led a team of four other RF engineers. In my role as the senior Sprint RF engineer in the Alabama market, I worked closely with Tunmida to plan and execute optimization strategies. His technical knowledge, leadership and partnership led to consistent, significant improvement in all LTE KPIs over time and set the stage for Sprint’s eventual move to VoLTE in the market. In my later roles of RF engineering manager and interim director the Southeast region, had I the need for a highly technical engineer with proven leadership experience, Tunmida and Racomms would have been at the top of my list.