WideOpenWest names former Charter and Motorola executive Matt Bell as CTO

Bell has been a consultant since departing Motorola in 2013. (WideOpenWest)

WideOpenWest has named veteran Charter and Motorola technology executive Matt Bell as its new chief technology officer, the latest among top-level executive hires under new CEO Teresa Elder.

Like Elder, Bell is a denizen of the Denver-area cable scene and had been working as a consultant since departing as senior VP of strategy and technology for Motorola Mobility in May 2013.

His 11-month tenure at Motorola, during which he served as the top technology executive for the company’s $3.5 billion home division, followed a five-year stint at Charter Communications, during which Bell served as VP of engineering and development. 

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Bell’s resume includes a prior two-year, lower-level stint at Charter from 2001-2003, as well as stops at Adelphia and MediaOne. 

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"WOW has a rich heritage of providing our customers with the best residential and business options available," Elder said, in a statement. ”Adding a leader like Matt to the WOW! team injects velocity into our commitment to make the lives of our customers easier through innovative products and services.”

Bell’s hiring comes just over a week after Wow announced the hiring of another local executive, Amy Bell, as senior VP of marketing. A WOW rep told Fierce the pair aren't related.

"WOW has a unique position in the marketplace and a reputation as being agile and forward thinking,” Bell added. ”I am thrilled to join WOW and look forward to leading the technology team, capitalizing on our remarkable network and extending our reputation as vanguards in the industry.”

To help the broader telecom business keep up with its fast-evolving management roster, WOW has published a new page outlining its upper-level ranks. 

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