Charter Communications has promoted Magesh Srinivasan and Adam Ray to key positions on its executive team. Ray steps into the newly created position of executive vice president, multi-dwelling unit (MDU) markets while Srinivasan was promoted to executive vice president of network operations.
Srinivasan will replace Scott Weber, who is retiring next year. Weber was part of Charter CEO Tom Rutledge's team when both of them were at Cablevision. At Cablevision, Weber served for five years as senior vice president, and later as executive vice president of engineering network management. Prior to Cablevision, Weber spent 20 years at Comcast in a variety of engineering operations and network management roles.
Effective July 1, both Ray and Srinivasan will report to John Bickham, Charter president and COO, and will be based out of Charter's corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Bickham also followed Rutledge from Cablevision over to Charter.
Weber, who has served as executive vice president of network operations at Charter, will continue to report to Bickham through the transition and until his retirement.
"I would like to thank Scott for his decades of commitment and immeasurable contributions to both Charter and our industry," said Bickham, in a statement. "Under Scott's leadership, the quality, capacity, and reliability of our network has led to the enhanced experience of our millions of customers.
"Both Adam and Magesh are valued, successful leaders at Charter and their extensive expertise will help drive Charter's continued success. Adam is a veteran sales, marketing, and operations leader, skilled in negotiation and team building, which will position this new, dedicated organization well to capitalize on the sizable opportunity in the MDU marketplace."
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 Charter, 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.
"Magesh, an experienced network operator with a demonstrated history of delivering strong performance, brings the discipline and command necessary to ensure our network operates at optimal levels for our more than 29 million customers," Bickham said in a statement.
Ray will oversee Charter's Spectrum Community Solutions (SCS) business, which provides residential TV, internet, and voice services to apartments, condos, and gated single-family community developments.
Last year, SCS posted record sales, launched gigabit service for its customers, and celebrated the one-year anniversary of its dedicated customer service call centers in Syracuse, New York.; Greensboro, North Carolina; and San Diego.
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, Tennessee.