Gary Schanman to Join Charter as Senior Vice President, Video Products
STAMFORD, Conn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced that Gary Schanman will join the Company as Senior Vice President, Video Products. He will oversee the development and management of Charter's rapidly evolving video product team which is responsible for making Charter's video products the nation's best. This includes the development of an innovative cloud-based UI, evolving the Charter TV Apps, driving Charter's All-Digital initiative, and launching the most HD available. Mr. Schanman will report to Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, Rich DiGeronimo.
"Gary has a long track record of success in innovating and leading the development of new consumer video products that greatly impact how customers consume and enjoy their favorite content," said DiGeronimo. "Gary will inherit a dynamic, high-performing team that has made tremendous strides and delivered exceptional results over the past 18 months. I have great confidence Gary will help lead them to the next level of success."
Most recently, Mr. Schanman was Senior Vice President, Strategy, Revenue Management and Operations for Cablevision Media Sales. Throughout his impressive tenure at Cablevision, Mr. Schanman has held multiple high-ranking positions including: SVP of Broadband Product Management, SVP of Strategic Product Development and Design, as well as SVP of Video Product Management. Mr. Schanman also served as Comcast's Vice President of Advertising and Interactive Commerce Product Development.
Prior to his cable industry experience, Mr. Schanman worked in product management and business development for iWon.com (currently part of IAC), served as a strategy consultant in the entertainment and media strategy practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and began his career in advertising as an account manager for Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather.
Mr. Schanman holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in both Finance and Advertising from Syracuse University.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.