Philip Meeks to Join Charter as Executive Vice President, President of Business Enterprise Services Upon Completion of Merger
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced that Philip G. Meeks will join the Company as Executive Vice President, President of Business Enterprise Services upon completion of the announced merger with Time Warner Cable. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of Charter's Business Enterprise unit and will report to Tom Rutledge, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Phil's knowledge and understanding of the commercial telecommunications industry is all-encompassing," said Rutledge. "With a proven track record of success, Phil's leadership will be instrumental to the continued growth of our enterprise business."
Meeks currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Business Services at Time Warner Cable, where he leads the rapidly growing business services unit, serving over 650,000 business customers and accounting for over $3 billion in annualized revenue. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Cox Business, where he led 3,500 employees in making it the fastest growing business unit in the enterprise.
Before joining Cox in 2008, he was the co-founder and lead executive for a start-up company focused on enhancing the supply chain between technology vendors and value added resellers in the Internet security, data storage and VoIP markets. Meeks served in various strategy, sales and account management roles during 20 years of service at MCI Telecommunications, including Senior Vice President of Sales Operations and Senior Vice President of Strategic Ventures and Alliances. He started his career at AT&T Information Systems/Southern Bell in 1979 and progressed through various sales and marketing leadership roles.
Meeks is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Journalism. He also completed Executive Education programs at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia.
Meeks will be based at Charter's Stamford, Connecticut corporate headquarters.
About Charter 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 Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum 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 Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com