Musical chairs at Cisco, Cablevision, Comcast

Yvette Kanouff is reportedly leaving Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) to serve as senior vice president in charge of Cisco's service provider video group. Her departure from Cablevision takes Yanouff back to the supplier side of the business.

Yvette Kanouff


She currently serves as Cablevision's executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology and is one of the industry's most visible tech executives.

Before joining Cablevision in 2012, Kanouff was chief strategy officer and president at Seachange International. She also worked on Time Warner Cable's (NYSE: TWC) Full Service Network, an interactive digital video program from TWC that was ahead of its time but paved the way for the industry's entry into digital and interactive services.

Kanouff's exit comes less than a month after the departure of Stephanie Mitchko-Beake, Cablevision's former SVP of video infrastructure software and one of the primary developers of Cablevision's network-based DVR service. 

While Yanouff is headed to Cisco, Ken Klaer is leaving the company to serve as Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) senior vice president, premises technology. Klaer was most recently part of Cisco's Service Provider Video Technology Group, overseeing development and execution of CPE product strategies.

At Comcast, Klaer will oversee a team that develops set-tops, gateways and other consumer premises devices that power the MSO's video, voice, data and cross-platform applications.

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