Previous to Namgis Quarter Horses, Stan Sigman was the CEO of AT&T Mobility, the wireless unit of AT&T, Inc.
Mr. Sigman's career in the telecommunications industry began with Southwestern Bell Telephone where he was a stockman in Hereford, Texas, in 1965. His graduation from stockman to executive vice president at Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems to president and chief executive officer of southwestern Bell Mobile Systems in 1995 could be called an illustrious career. However, it continued. In 1999, Stan Sigman was named group president-SBC national operations and eventually joined Cingular Wireless as President and Chief Executive Officer. He then orchestrated the purchase of AT&T Wireless and formed the partnership with Steve Jobs and Apple that brought us the soon-to-be ubiquitous iPhone.
Through all this, after retiring as CEO of AT&T Mobility, Stan Sigman comically refers to his career as a distraction. Now, one cannot have that kind of success while being distracted. However, as we discussed his passion for his new project, his intention became clear. Stan Sigman was finally able to return to his roots.
The days leading up to that stockman position in '65 consumed much more of the conversation than did the days after. Mr. Sigman was born in Lubbock, Texas and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, in 1970. And the country still burns in him deeply. The photo (right) of him with his son, Spicer, in 1971 is a fantastic reminder to him of those days.
It seems as though things have come full circle. Pictured to the right is Stan Sigman (in the background) with his grandson, Spicer Gripp Sigman. As Stan Sigman returns to his roots, those around him begin to enjoy the lifestyle he so readily returns his conversations toward. But, he has not given up his keen business sense nor his steadfast integrity that brought him success. Now, though, it's poured into a new project: Namgis Quarter Horses.
Namgis Quarter Horses is built upon memories of the days Stan spent roping as a youth in the Texas Panhandle with the goal of developing premium Calf Roping Horses and Barrel Racing Horses for the American Quarter Horse industry.