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Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Rutledge

66 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Bickham

70 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Winfrey

44 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Richard DiGeronimo

42 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer

Stephanie Mitchko

54 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Howard

50 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Jonathan Hargis

63 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Dykhouse

56 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Paul Marchand

50 2015 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Thomas Adams

64 2012 Executive Vice President, Field Operations

William Archer

62 2019 Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise

Mike Bair

63 2016 Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks

Catherine Bohigian

47 2013 Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

David Ellen

55 2016 Senior Executive Vice President

Charles Fisher

50 2019 Executive Vice President - Corporate Finance & Development

Cliff Hagan

59 2019 Executive Vice President, Customer Operations

David Kline

62 2015 Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Reach

Tom Montemagno

53 2016 Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition

James Nuzzo

58 2014 Executive Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Business Planning

Adam Ray

2020 Executive Vice President - Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Markets

Magesh Srinivasan

2020 Executive Vice President - Network Operations

Eric Zinterhofer

48 2016 Lead Independent Director

W. Lance Conn

51 2009 Independent Director

Kim Goodman

54 2016 Independent Director

Craig Jacobson

67 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Maffei

59 2013 Independent Director

John Markley

54 2009 Independent Director

David Merritt

65 2009 Independent Director

James Meyer

65 2018 Independent Director

Steven Miron

53 2016 Independent Director

Balan Nair

53 2013 Independent Director

Michael Newhouse

60 2016 Independent Director

Mauricio Ramos

51 2016 Independent Director

Stefan Anninger

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Rutledge

Mr. Thomas M. Rutledge is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He previously also served as President of the Company from February 2012 to July 2016 and as a director since February 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Rutledge served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision from April 2004 until December 2011. A 40-year cable industry veteran, Mr. Rutledge served as president of Time Warner Cable prior to joining Cablevision. Mr. Rutledge currently serves on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (“NCTA”), CableLabs and C-SPAN and formerly served as Chairman of the NCTA. In 2011, he received NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor. He is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. He received a B.A. in economics from California University in California, Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Rutledge’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his many years of experience as an executive in the telecommunications industry.

John Bickham

Mr. John R Bickham is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Bickham joined Charter as Executive Vice President and COO in 2012. He was named President in July 2016. Mr. Bickham joined Charter from Cablevision, where he served as President of Cable and Communications. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bickham was Executive Vice President for Time Warner Cable with corporate responsibility for several large markets. Mr. Bickham was a founding executive of KBLCOM in 1986, a cable company that partnered with American Television and Communications, a predecessor company of Time Warner Cable. Mr. Bickham serves on the Cable Center Board and was honored with the industry’s Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management in 2007. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&I, now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Christopher Winfrey

Mr. Christopher L. Winfrey is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Winfrey joined Charter as Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Mr. Winfrey is responsible for Charter’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury functions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations. In 2019, Mr. Winfrey also became responsible for Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. Mr. Winfrey joined Charter from Unitymedia GmbH, Germany’s second-largest cable operator, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, and separately as Managing Director for Unitymedia’s cable operations, broadcasting and satellite entities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Winfrey served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development at Cablecom, GmbH for three years. He was also Director of Financial Planning and Analysis of NTL Incorporated’s continental European operations, and a senior associate in the private equity group at Communications Equity Associates. Mr. Winfrey has spent over 20 years in the cable industry, and in 2015 received The Internet & Television Association’s (NCTA) Vanguard Award for Young Leadership. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. He received a B.S. in accounting and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Richard DiGeronimo

Mr. Richard J. DiGeronimo is appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer of the Company, effective July 1, 2019. DiGeronimo joined Charter in 2008 as Vice President of Product Management, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, in 2011, and to Executive Vice President in 2015. He currently leads Charter's product strategy, design, development, accessibility, intelligence and management teams, as well as the business development organization. DiGeronimo joined Charter from Level 3 Communications, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Cable Markets Group. He also held leadership roles in product management and corporate finance during his over eight years at Level 3. He started his career at Bear Stearns where he focused on technology investment banking. In 2015, he was named Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rocky Mountain Mentor of the Year and serves as Event Co-Chair of Adaptive Spirit, the primary fundraiser for the United States Paralympics Ski and Snowboard Teams. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan , where he graduated with High Distinction.

Stephanie Mitchko

Ms. Stephanie Mitchko is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Ms. Mitchko joined Charter Communications in 2019 as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Mitchko oversees Charter’s Network, Mobile, Video and Software Engineering teams, as well as Network Architecture, Technology Policy, and Emerging Technology organizations. Ms. Mitchko joined Charter from Cadent, a provider of data-driven solutions for buying and selling TV advertising, where she served as joint Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in her career, she was Senior Vice President of Video Infrastructure Software at Cablevision where she was responsible for the software development of new consumer-facing technologies. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University in New York. She teaches as a guest lecturer at NYU Stern School of Business and is a member of the NYU Poly Enterprise Learning Board.

Kevin Howard

Mr. Kevin D. Howard, CPA., is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Mr. Howard was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller in July 2019. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President — Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2009. From August 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, Mr. Howard served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. From April 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Howard served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Howard is responsible for Charter’s operational and technical accounting, financial reporting, payables, and enterprise resource planning operations. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance from April 2003 until April 2006 and as Director of Financial Reporting since joining Charter in April 2002. Mr. Howard joined Charter from Arthur Andersen LLP, where he served as an auditor in the audit division for nearly a decade. Mr. Howard received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Missouri — Columbia and is a certified public accountant and certified managerial accountant.

Jonathan Hargis

Mr. Jonathan Hargis is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Hargis joined Charter as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in April 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Hargis was with Cablevision Systems Corporation from December 2000 through March 2012, most recently serving at Cablevision as Executive Vice President, Marketing. He served on the board of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (“CTAM”) Educational Foundation from April 2008 to March 2012 and chaired the CTAM board from September 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Hargis received a B.A. from Otterbein College and a M.B.A. from Wright State University.

Richard Dykhouse

Mr. Richard R. Dykhouse is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dykhouse has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2013 having previously been Senior Vice President, General Counsel since January 2011 and a Vice President of Charter from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Dykhouse received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Paul Marchand

Mr. Paul Marchand serves as Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Marchand joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Human Resources in 2015. Mr. Marchand is responsible for all human resources strategies, policies and practices for all employees. He oversees all aspects of HR including recruitment, training and development, HR operations including payroll, HR shared services and HR systems, as well as compensation and benefits. Mr. Marchand joined Charter from PepsiCo, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the North America Beverages division. Earlier in his career he served in human resources roles at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and the May Department Stores. He received a B.A. in advertising from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.

Thomas Adams

Mr. Thomas E. Adams is Executive Vice President, Field Operations of the company. Mr. Adams joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Field Operations in 2012. Mr. Adams has national oversight of Field Operations for the company. Mr. Adams joined Charter from Time Warner Cable, where he spent 17 years and served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin and Regional Vice President of Operations for Eastern Carolina. Earlier in his career, Mr. Adams worked for NewChannels Corporation in various leadership roles including Vice President of New Business. He received an associate degree in applied science, engineering from State University of New York at Delhi, and a B.S. in engineering from Florida International University.

William Archer

Mr. William Archer serves as Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise of the Company. Mr. Archer joined Charter Communications in October 2019 as Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprise. Mr. Archer, an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in telecommunications most recently served as Managing Director of Business at eir Group, the principle provider of fixed-line and mobile communications services in Ireland. Prior to joining eir in 2012, Mr. Archer spent more than 30 years at AT&T where he held a range of senior leadership positions across AT&T Business including President of Advanced Solutions, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Transformation, President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Senior Vice President of Product Management, and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Archer earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Providence College.

Mike Bair

Mr. Mike Bair serves as Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks of the Company. Mr. Bair joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks in 2016. Mr. Bair oversees Spectrum Networks, a series of 24/7 local news, and regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter. Mr. Bair joined Charter from Bleachers Corp., where he served as Chief Executive Officer of the startup streaming media company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bair served as President of Madison Square Garden’s Media Group where he led the strategic, operational and financial performance of MSG Networks, Fuse Music TV, MSG Interactive, MSG Radio and all sponsorship and ad sales for the parent company. Mr. Bair also previously served as President, Product Management and Marketing for the cable division at Cablevision, where he was responsible for product strategy, programming, marketing and advertising, as well as brand management for the company’s video, voice and internet services. Mr. Bair also oversaw Cablevision/Rainbow’s national and regional sports networks and held executive positions at HBO, Showtime Networks and Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. He received a B.A. in broadcast communications from Penn State University.

Catherine Bohigian

Ms. Catherine C. Bohigian serves as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs of the Company. Ms. Bohigian joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs in 2013. Ms. Bohigian oversees all aspects of Charter’s federal, state and local government affairs activities including local and state franchising. She is responsible for developing the company’s public policy positions and directing its legislative and regulatory strategies in Washington, D.C. and in the 41 states Charter serves. Ms. Bohigian joined Charter from Cablevision, where she opened its Washington office and served as Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bohigian served as Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Senior Advisor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission. Before joining the FCC, she represented telecommunications clients as an attorney at Wiley Rein in Washington. She received a B.A. from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

David Ellen

Mr. David G. Ellen is Senior Executive Vice President Of the Company. Mr. Ellen joined Charter as Senior Executive Vice President in 2016. Mr. Ellen oversees several business and corporate functions including Programming, Spectrum Networks, Human Resources, Communications, Diversity, Security, regulatory policy support and compliance, and legal support for several of those areas. Mr. Ellen joined Charter from Cablevision, where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before Cablevision, Mr. Ellen served as Deputy General Counsel at IAC, the multi-brand media and internet company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ellen worked at the Federal Communications Commission and before that was a law clerk for now retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court. He also clerked for Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when they were each on the U.S. Court of Appeals. He received a B.A. from Harvard College, a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, and a master’s degree from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Charles Fisher

Mr. Charles Fisher serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Finance & Development of the Company. Mr. Fisher serves as Charter’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance & Development at Charter. In his prior role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, he managed Charter’s debt and equity capital markets strategy and execution, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development including equity investments and joint ventures since he joined the Company in 2013. Mr. Fisher’s responsibilities expanded in 2019 to include Investor Relations and Procurement, in addition to providing more dedicated corporate development leadership for Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. Mr. Fisher joined Charter in 2013 from Guggenheim Partners, where he was a Senior Managing Director for Telecoms & Media. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, he was at Nomura Securities where he headed the Media Investment Banking practice for the Americas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fisher served as a Managing Director and led Lehman Brothers’ and Nomura’s European Cable Investment Banking business in London, and was a Managing Director for Lehman Brothers in both London and New York. He received a B.A. from Queen’s University in Ontario and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Cliff Hagan

Mr. Cliff Hagan is appointed as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations of the Company, effective August 2019. Mr. Hagan serves as Charter’s Executive Vice President, Customer Operations. Mr. Hagan joined Charter in 2015 as Vice President, Business Integration and has served in several leadership roles, including Group Vice President of Technical Operations Support, and Senior Vice President of Shared Services for Customer Operations. He was appointed to his current position in 2019 and leads Charter’s Customer Operations, including customer service, billing operations and credit and collections. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Hagan served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT, for Cablevision. He also held multiple leadership positions at GE Aerospace and in the U.S. Navy. He received a B.S. in engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

David Kline

Mr. David Kline serves as Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Reach of the Company. Mr. Kline serves as Charter’s Executive Vice President, and President of Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales division of Charter. Mr. Kline joined Charter in 2015 and provides strategic leadership to guide the company in both the traditional and advanced TV advertising space. Spectrum Reach is responsible for selling inventory on all Charter and affiliated cable systems as well as Spectrum news and sports networks. The company offers highly-targeted, integrated advertising solutions across a variety of media platforms including linear television, VOD, IP streaming, curated online display, video and social inventory. Mr. Kline joined Charter from Visible World (now FreeWheel), where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, directing their household addressable sales and programmatic advertising efforts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kline served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Media Sales (now Altice Media Solutions) for more than 17 years. He oversaw the company’s advertising businesses and spearheaded many firsts for the cable industry including the launches of linear household addressability, successful interactive applications and data-infused media campaigns. Mr. Kline serves on the board of directors for the Video Advertising Bureau, NCC Media, Canoe and 605. He received a B.A. in a personalized study program focusing on marketing, finance, accounting and management from The Ohio State University.

Tom Montemagno

Mr. Tom Montemagno serves as Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition of the Company. Mr. Montemagno joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition in 2016. Mr. Montemagno leads Charter’s negotiations with a full range of content providers from major multichannel media companies and sports networks to local broadcasters. Those negotiations extend to all facets of programming offerings, including On Demand and streaming rights on multiple platforms. Mr. Montemagno joined Charter from Cablevision, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Programming. During his 27-year tenure at Cablevision, he held various leadership positions in the programming department including Senior Vice President of Programming Acquisition. He received a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

James Nuzzo

Mr. James Nuzzo serves as Executive Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Business Planning of the Company. MrMr. Nuzzo serves as Charter’s Executive Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Business Planning at Charter. Mr. Nuzzo joined the company in 2014 to oversee business planning for Cable Operations, working closely with Field Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Network Operations, Technology and the Product teams. His areas of oversight expanded in 2019 to include Charter’s Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Planning, Business Intelligence, Revenue Assurance and Corporate Services Functions. Mr. Nuzzo joined Charter from Cablevision where he served as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Business Planning. He spent 27 years at Cablevision in several business planning positions at the executive level. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nuzzo was a finance executive at Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, the advertising sales division of Rainbow Media, now AMC Networks. He received a BBA with an emphasis on accounting from Hofstra University.

Adam Ray

Mr. Adam Ray serves as Executive Vice President - Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Markets of the Company. Ray most recently served as Regional Vice President of Field Operations for the Florida Region. Prior to that he served as Group Vice President, Residential Direct Sales; Senior Director, Sales Operations in Los Angeles ; and Director of Sales and Marketing during his 15 years with Charter. He joined Charter in 2005 from Comcast, where he spent five years as a sales leader in Knoxville, Tenn.

Magesh Srinivasan

Mr. Magesh Srinivasan serves as Executive Vice President - Network Operations of the Company. Srinivasan will be responsible for network operations across Charter's 41-state footprint. He served as Senior Vice President in Network Operations for the past five years, first in Core and Backbone Operations and most recently in Video Operations. Prior to that, Srinivasan served in senior engineering roles at Time Warner Cable, including as Group Vice President of Commercial Engineering and Operations, Vice President of Commercial Engineering for Time Warner Cable's West Region, and Director in the Texas Region. He began his career at Sprint in a series of engineering roles of increased responsibility.

Eric Zinterhofer

Mr. Eric Louis Zinterhofer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was elected to the board of Charter in November 2009 and served as non-executive Chairman of the board from December 2009 through May 2016. In 2010, Mr. Zinterhofer founded Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. Previously, he served as a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. and was with Apollo from 1998 until May 2010. Mr. Zinterhofer is a director of Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc., Hemisphere Media Group, Liberty Latin America Ltd. and Roots Corporation. Mr. Zinterhofer previously served as a director of TouchTunes Interactive until 2019, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico until 2018, General Communication Inc. until 2018, 160 Over Ninety LLC until 2018, Hunter Boot Limited until 2015, Integra Telecom, Inc. until 2015, Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. until 2013, Affinion Group, Inc. until 2010 and iPCS, Inc. until 2009. Mr. Zinterhofer received B.A. degrees with Honors in Economics and European History from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Zinterhofer’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience as a director and in the banking and investment industries.

W. Lance Conn

Mr. W. Lance Conn is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Conn is a businessman, investor and conservationist. From July 2004 to May 2009, Mr. Conn served as the President of Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Vulcan, Inc. Prior to Vulcan, Mr. Conn was employed by America Online, Inc. from March 1996 to May 2003. From September 1994 to February 1996, Mr. Conn was an attorney with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Conn was previously a director of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Vulcan Energy Corporation, where he served as chairman. Mr. Conn also previously served as a director of the Seattle Seahawks, the Portland Trailblazers and Oxygen Media, and as an advisor to Makena Capital Management and Global Endowment Management. Mr. Conn holds a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, a M.A. degree in history from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. degree in history from Princeton University. We believe Mr. Conn’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience in the media business and as a director.

Kim Goodman

Ms. Kim Crawford Goodman is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goodman was elected to the board of directors of Charter on July 26, 2016. Ms. Goodman has served as President, Card Services of Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services and technology solutions, since April 2018. Ms. Goodman served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Worldpay US until February 2018 and, prior to that, Ms. Goodman held various positions at American Express Company, a financial services company, from 2007 to 2014, where she was President, American Express Global Business Travel from 2011 to 2013, President, Merchant Services Americas from 2010 to 2011, and Executive Vice President, Merchant Services North America from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Goodman previously served as a director of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Brocade Communications Systems, BlueTarp Financial, Inc., National Life Insurance Company and AutoNation, Inc. Ms. Goodman received a B.A. degree in political science from Stanford University, an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Ms. Goodman brings software, networking, financial services and customer service experience to the board from her experience in executive leadership roles at Fiserv, Worldpay US and American Express Company and having previously held senior leadership positions in both software and networking at Dell Inc.

Craig Jacobson

Mr. Craig A. Jacobson J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law for the past 32 years. Mr. Jacobson is a member of the board of directors of Expedia, Inc., Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (OCSIC) and Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSLC). Mr. Jacobson was a director of Ticketmaster from August 2008 until its merger with Live Nation Entertainment Company in January 2010 and a director of Tribune Media Company from December 2012 until its sale in 2019. Mr. Jacobson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. degree with Honors from George Washington University School of Law. We believe Mr. Jacobson’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his media and business experience.

Gregory Maffei

Mr. Gregory B. Maffei is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Maffei has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Broadband, an affiliate and stockholder of Charter, since its spin-off from Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”) in November 2014. He has also served as (1) the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Media since August 2012, (2) the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive Corporation since February 2006 and a director since November 2005, and (3) President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. since 2013 and Chairman of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Maffei leads the team transforming Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive to compete in the digital/mobile era. Liberty Media owns, media, communications and entertainment businesses, including subsidiaries SiriusXM and the Atlanta Braves and interests in Live Nation Entertainment and Formula One. Liberty Interactive owns digital commerce businesses, including subsidiaries QVC, zulily, Bodybuilding.com, and Evite, and interests in Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, FTD and HSN. In addition, Mr. Maffei has served as (i) the Chairman of the Board of TripAdvisor, Inc. since February 2013, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since March 2013 and a director since February 2011, (iii) a director of Zillow, Inc. since May 2005, and (iv) the Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM Radio Inc. since March 2009. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Starz from May 2007 to January 2013 and as Chairman of the Board from January 2013 to December 2016, and a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014. Mr. Maffei also served as a director of Electronic Arts, Inc. from June 2003 until July 2013. Mr. Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Maffei has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

John Markley

Mr. John D. Markley, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Markley was elected to the board of directors of Charter on November 30, 2009. Mr. Markley is Managing Director of New Amsterdam Growth Capital, an investment firm focused on public and private companies in the communications, media and technology industries. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Markley was a partner at Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm. Mr. Markley is a director of Interdigital, Inc. where he serves as the Chair of its audit and finance/investment committees. Mr. Markley previously served as Chairman of the board of BroadSoft, Inc. until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. in February 2018 where he also served on the compensation committee and as a director of Millennial Media, Inc. from July 2006 to May 2014. Mr. Markley received a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Markley’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience in the telecommunications and media industries.

David Merritt

Mr. David C. Merritt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Merritt was appointed to the board of directors of Charter in December 2009, and was also appointed as Chairman of Charter’s Audit Committee at that time. Prior to December 2009, Mr. Merritt previously served on Charter’s board and Audit Committee from 2003 through November 2009. Mr. Merritt is a private investor and consultant. From March 2009 to December 2013, he served as the president of BC Partners, Inc., a financial advisory firm. From October 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President. and Chief Financial Officer of iCRETE, LLC. From 1975 to 1999, Mr. Merritt was an audit and consulting partner of KPMG serving in a variety of capacities during his years with the firm, including national partner in charge of the media and entertainment practice. Mr. Merritt sits on the board of directors of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation and serves as Chair of its Audit Committee and as a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Merritt previously served as a director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Calpine Corporation until March 2018. He was also a director of Buffet Restaurants Holdings, Inc. until August 2015 and he served as a director of Outdoor Holdings, Inc. until May 2013. Mr. Merritt holds a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from California State University — Northridge. We believe Mr. Merritt’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his many years of experience with a major accounting firm, as a director and audit committee member, and in the media industry.

James Meyer

Mr. James E. Meyer is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the board of directors of Charter in July 2018. Mr. Meyer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sirius XM Holdings Inc., an audio entertainment provider, since December 2012 and has been a director since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Meyer was the President, Operations and Sales, of Sirius XM. Prior to joining Sirius XM in May 2004, Mr. Meyer was the President of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company. Before Aegis, he held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics over a 25 year period, including as the Senior Executive Vice President of Digital Media Solutions of Thomson, a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. Prior to joining Thomson, Mr. Meyer held senior management positions at General Electric and RCA. Mr. Meyer is Chairman of the board of directors of TiVo Corporation (and Rovi Corporation prior to its merger with TiVo Corporation). He previously served as a director of Pandora Media, Inc. from September 2017 to February 2019. We believe Mr. Meyer’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his expertise in media and business.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miron was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Miron is a senior executive officer with the Advance/Newhouse companies, which is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media and technology companies. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Bright House Networks from May 2008 until May 2016, when it was acquired by Charter, and as President of Bright House Networks from July 2002 to May 2008. Mr. Miron serves as a director of Discovery Communications and was previously a member of the board of directors of C-SPAN, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and CableLabs. Mr. Miron also currently serves on the Crouse Health Foundation Board of Trustees and the board of directors for the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York. In the past, he served for several years on the board of directors and executive committee for CTAM and the board of directors for Emma Bowen Foundation and CTAM Educational Foundation. Mr. Miron is a graduate of American University. We believe that through his experience as a cable television executive, Mr. Miron has developed a deep understanding of our industry and his expertise in the cable television industry makes him a valued presence on our board.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nair is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Latin America Ltd., an integrated telecommunications company focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Mr. Nair is an experienced and proven business executive with more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry. He has been a part of the Liberty family of companies since 2007, when he joined Liberty Global as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing Liberty Global’s worldwide network, as well as Technology and Innovation operations, including Product Development, IT, Network Operations, Mobile Operations and Global Supply Chain functions. He was also responsible for Corporate Strategy and Venture investments. Mr. Nair was an executive officer of Liberty Global and sat on Liberty Global’s Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Liberty Global, from December 2006 to June 2007, Mr. Nair served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for AOL LLC, a global web services company. Prior to his role at AOL, he spent more than 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair sits on the board of directors and compensation committee of Adtran Corporation. Mr. Nair previously served as a director of Telenet Group Holding, N.V., which trades on EN Brussels. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Nair holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in electrical engineering, both from Iowa State University. We believe Mr. Nair’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his operational and technology experience.

Michael Newhouse

Mr. Michael Newhouse is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Newhouse was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Newhouse is a director and senior executive officer with the Advance/Newhouse companies. Advance/ Newhouse is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media companies that operates Condé Nast, which produces high quality content in a variety of media formats, including print, digital and video, for audiences throughout the world. The Advance/Newhouse companies also operate: local media companies that publish newspapers in over 25 cities in the United States, as well as websites and other digital products; American City Business Journals, which publishes business journals and websites and other digital products in 40 cities in the United States; 1010data, Inc., which offers data platforms and analyses for large data sets; POP, Inc., a digital marketing agency; Advance/Newhouse also holds an approximately 13% interest in Charter Communications; a non-controlling interest in Discovery Communications, Inc., which provides cable television channels and programming in various countries throughout the world; and is the majority owner of Reddit, Inc. Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of Tufts University. We believe that Mr. Newhouse’s experience in the cable television and media industries make him a valued presence on our board.

Mauricio Ramos

Mr. Mauricio Ramos is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ramos was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Ramos has been the Chief Executive Officer of Millicom International Cellular S.A., a Luxembourg public liability company traded on the Stockholm and U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, since April 2015. Millicom is a leading telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Before joining Millicom, he was President of Liberty Global’s Latin American division, a position he held from 2006 until February 2015. During his career at Liberty Global, Mauricio held several leadership roles, including positions as Chairman and CEO of VTR in Chile and President of Liberty Puerto Rico. Mr. Ramos is currently Chairman of the Board of TEPAL, the Latin American Association of Cable Broadband Operators and he previously served as member of the board of directors of the GSMA. He is a citizen of the United States and Colombia who received a degree in Economics, a degree in Law, and a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. We believe that Mr. Ramos’ experience in the telecommunications and media industries make him a valued presence on our board.

Stefan Anninger