Jeremy Bye Appointed to Lead Cox Business Wholesale Group
ATLANTA - Cox Business has selected telecom veteran Jeremy Bye to serve as vice president of wholesale and national accounts. Bye has led the network and Cox Business operations teams in the company's Virginia market since 2009. He originally joined Cox's New England system in 2002, where he led carrier access and service delivery operations.
In his new role, Bye will oversee all wholesale sales, sales operations and technical support functions. He is also responsible for growing and managing the base of national account customers purchasing retail services from Cox on a market-wide basis.
"Wholesale services represent aggressive growth opportunities within Cox Business, as carriers seek reliable local network connectivity and upgrade and expand wireless networks to accommodate explosive consumer data usage," said Phil Meeks, senior vice president, Cox Business. "Jeremy's 21 years of leadership and operational experience will help ensure the proper assessment, implementation and ongoing service delivery for these top tier customers."
Cox Business wholesale revenues grew approximately 30 percent in 2011 and represent more than $100 million of Cox Business' $1 billion total annual revenue stream. Bye's leadership is expected to generate consistent, aggressive double digit growth to help Cox Business double its total revenue in six years.
Bye began his telecommunications career with New York Telephone/NYNEX and Verizon. There he led engineering, construction, voice switching, installation and repair and special service teams. He also served as staff director of operations assurance and process integration, where he drove fulfillment improvement initiatives, and managed carrier to carrier metric quality as director of wholesale and retail quality assurance.
He holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Bye has actively volunteered with the United Way, Chesapeake Chamber of Commerce and coached for the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Chesapeake United Soccer Organization. His new position is based in Atlanta.
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 260,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 800,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.