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Charter Communications is yet to get final regulatory approval for its $55 billion acquisition of larger rival Time Warner Cable, but the cable company is already lining up who will be responsible for what in its expanding administration.
Philip Meeks will serve as executive vice president, president of Business Enterprise Services once the merger is completed, Charter said on Monday. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of Charter’s Business Enterprise division.
“Phil’s knowledge and understanding of the commercial telecommunications industry is all-encompassing,” said Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge. “With a proven track record of success, Phil’s leadership will be instrumental to the continued growth of our enterprise business.”
Meeks currently holds the title of executive vice president and chief operating officer for Business Services at Time Warner Cable, which serves more than 650,000 business customers and accounts for more than $3 billion in yearly revenue.
Before working at TWC, he was senior VP at Cox Business. Other previous jobs include co-founder of a startup focused on enhancing the supply chain between tech vendors and VARs in the Internet security, data storage and VoIP markets; sales and account management at MCI; and various sales and marketing leadership roles at AT&T Information Systems/Southern Bell.
Charter’s bid for TWC came less than two weeks after Comcast abandoned its effort to buy Time Warner Cable due to regulatory pressures. That deal would’ve combined the nation’s two largest cable companies; this one matches the fourth-largest (Charter) and second-largest (TWC), a deal that insiders believe will be more attractive to federal regulators.
A merged Time Warner Cable-Charter would be almost as large as Comcast, the nation’s biggest cable provider.
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