ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) today announced the appointment of Christopher L. Winfrey to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Beginning November 1, 2010, Mr. Winfrey will be responsible for all of Charter’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, and treasury, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations.
Mr. Winfrey most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for Unitymedia, Germany‘s second-largest provider of media and communications services via broadband cable. Mr. Winfrey has also held leadership and finance positions with Cablecom and NTL Europe, assuming a key role in the operational turnaround, triple-play services rollout and capital markets development at these companies over the last decade.
"Chris’ experience across different broadband market structures and competitive environments in Europe is a strong complement to Charter’s leadership team," said Michael Lovett, Charter’s President and CEO. "He possesses a great depth of industry knowledge and financial expertise that will be invaluable as we position the Company for future growth. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Kevin Howard, whose commitment to Charter and willingness to act as interim Chief Financial Officer – in addition to his role as Chief Accounting Officer – gave us the flexibility and time to find the right candidate."
Mr. Winfrey said, "I feel fortunate to be joining the Charter organization, which places a high priority on operational execution and financial discipline. I look forward to continuing to build on the Company’s recent successes."
Mr. Winfrey received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Florida.
Charter 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.
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