TWC's Meeks tapped to lead business services for 'New Charter'

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) commercial services head Phil Meeks will serve as executive VP and president of Business Enterprises Services for the so-called "New Charter," if and when Charter Communications' (NASDAQ: CHTR) proposed purchase of TWC and Bright House Networks closes.

Phil Meeks will serve as executive VP and president of Business Enterprises Services for the so-called New Charter

Meeks

Meeks will oversee all aspects of Charter's Business Enterprise Services unit, while reporting to Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge.

"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 EVP and COO for Business Services at TWC, supervising a business that handles more than 650,000 customers and accounting for annual revenue of more than $3 billion.

His appointment was among several hires announced by Charter. 

The company also said it hired former Visible World executive David Kline as executive VP, president of ad sales. Kline will oversee all aspects of the MSO's advertising and media sales and also will report to Rutledge. 

"David is an industry veteran with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in his field," Rutledge said, also in a statement. "David's strategic leadership will further elevate Charter's position as an innovator in the advanced TV advertising space."

Meanwhile, Charter also named former PepsiCo executive Paul Marchand to the role of executive VP of human resources. Marchand will oversee the MSO's recruitment, training, talent management, payroll, compensation and benefits planning, and also report to Rutledge. 

For more:
- read this Charter Communications press release
- read this other Charter press release
- read yet another Charter press release

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