Charter Communications is making several changes to its senior executive team.
CFO Chris Winfrey will expand his areas of oversight to include the Stamford company’s large enterprise business, Spectrum Enterprise, and its advertising business, Spectrum Reach. Executive Vice President and Spectrum Enterprise President Phil Meeks and Charter Executive Vice President and Spectrum Reach President David Kline will report to Winfrey beginning July 1. Meeks is scheduled to retire in January 2020. Winfrey will continue to report to Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Also beginning July 1, Chief Product Officer Rich DiGeronimo will add technology officer to his title, reflecting his oversight of engineering and IT, in addition to his current leadership of Charter’s product team. DiGeronimo will continue to report to Charter President and COO John Bickham. Executive Vice President of IT and Engineering Jim Blackley will continue to report to Rutledge and assist on the transition until his planned retirement in 2020.
Cliff Hagan, senior vice president of shared services, customer operations, will be promoted to executive vice president, customer operations, succeeding Kathleen Mayo, who will retire in August.
“These changes demonstrate the depth of leadership at Charter and positions the company for continued success,” Rutledge said. “Chris, Rich and Cliff are proven leaders whose contributions have been significant to the current success at Charter. Their skill, passion and commitment to excellence should continue to serve the company well into the future.”
Winfrey is a 20-year cable industry veteran who joined Charter as CFO in 2010. He is responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, procurement, real estate, tax and treasury functions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations.
DiGeronimo joined Charter in 2008 as vice president of product management, was promoted to senior vice president, product and strategy, in 2011, and to executive vice president in 2015. He currently leads Charter’s product strategy, design, development, accessibility, intelligence and management teams, as well as the business development organization.
Hagan joined the firm in 2015 as vice president, business integration, providing strategic leadership for the company’s merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. He was promoted to group vice president, technical operations support, in 2017 and later to senior vice president of shared services for customer operations in 2018.