Management

Rocco B. Commisso has 39 years of experience with the cable industry, and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since founding our predecessor company in July 1995. From 1986 to 1995, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Cablevision Industries Corporation. Prior to that time, Mr. Commisso served as Senior Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada’s affiliate in the United States from 1981, where he founded and directed a specialized lending group to media and communications companies. Mr. Commisso began his association with the cable industry in 1978 at The Chase Manhattan Bank, where he managed the bank’s lending activities to communications firms including the cable industry. Mr. Commisso serves on the board of directors of C-SPAN and was inducted into the 2007 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Mr. Commisso holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
 

    Mark E. Stephan has 31 years of experience with the cable industry, and has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2005. Prior to that time, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2003 and our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since the commencement of our operations in March 1996. Before joining us, Mr. Stephan served as Vice President, Finance for Cablevision Industries from July 1993. Prior to that time, Mr. Stephan served as Manager of the telecommunications and media lending group of Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Stephan has been a director of us since May 2011 and was previously a director for us from March 2000 to March 2011. Mr. Stephan has served as our representative on the board of directors of CTI Towers since December 2017.
     

      John G. Pascarelli has 36 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Executive Vice President, Operations since November 2003. Prior to that time, he was our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Services from June 2000 and our Vice President, Marketing from March 1998. Before joining us, Mr. Pascarelli served as Vice President, Marketing for Helicon Communications Corporation from January 1996 to February 1998 and as Corporate Director of Marketing for Cablevision Industries from 1988 to 1995. Prior to that time, he served in various marketing and system management capacities for Continental Cablevision, Inc., Cablevision Systems and Storer Communications. Mr. Pascarelli serves on the board of directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
       

        Italia Commisso Weinand has 41 years of experience in the cable industry, and serves on our board, and is the Executive Vice President, Programming and Human Resources since May 2012. Prior to that time, she was our Senior Vice President, Programming and Human Resources since February 1998 and our Vice President, Operations since April 1996. Before joining us, Ms. Weinand served as Regional Manager for Comcast Corporation from July 1985. Prior to that time, Ms. Weinand held various management positions with Time Warner, Inc., Times Mirror Cable and Tele-Communications, Inc. For the past eight years she has been named among the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFax Magazine and presently serves on the Board of The Cable Center, the Emma Bowen Foundation and CTAM Educational Foundation Board. Ms. Weinand was inducted in 2004 into the Wonder Women and into the 2014 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Ms. Weinand is the sister of Mr. Commisso. Ms. Weinand has been a director for us since May 2011.

          Tapan Dandnaik has 17 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Customer Service & Financial Operations since July 2008. In 2013, he also assumed responsibilities for our centralized field support operations. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, Financial Operations since July 2007 and our Vice President, Financial Operations since May 2005. Before joining us, Mr. Dandnaik served as Director of Corporate Initiatives, Manager of Corporate Finance and as a Financial Analyst for RCN from July 2000 to April 2005. Prior to that time, Mr. Dandnaik served as a Product Engineer for Ingersoll-Rand in India. Mr. Dandnaik was the recipient of the National Cable & Telecommunication Association’s Vanguard Award for Young Leadership in 2012 and serves on The Cable Center Customer Care Committee.
           
            Thomas J. Larsen has 17 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Government and Public Relations since July 2015. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs since July 2010 and our Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs since August 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Larsen worked as Vice President, Law and Public Policy for Adelphia Communications Corporation’s Western Region. He serves on the board of directors of the American Cable Association.
             
              Peter Lyons has 11 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Information Technology since July 2015. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, Information Technology from July 2010, our Vice President, Information Technology since March 2007. Before joining us in 2007, Mr. Lyons held various senior technology leadership positions at The College Board and Video Update and has 21 years of experience in education and retail businesses.
               
                David McNaughton has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales since May 2011. Before joining us, Mr. McNaughton served as Chief Marketing Officer for Ntelos Wireless, a Virginia-based regional wireless carrier from 2009 and Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cincinnati Bell from 2007, responsible for wireless, landline and DSL services. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President, Acquisition Marketing at DirecTV, Vice President, Customer Lifecycle and Retention at Nextel Communications, and various executive positions at AirTouch Cellular and Andersen Consulting.
                 

                  Barry Paden has 30 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our, Senior Vice President, Programming since July 2017. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, Programming from July 2008, Vice President, Programming from July 2004, Senior Director, Programming from July 2002 and Director, Programming from November 1999. Before joining us in 1999, Mr. Paden held various corporate programming and accounting management positions with Insight Communications, Century Communications and Multivision Cable TV.

                    Ed Pardini has 35 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Field Operations since May 2012. Prior to that time, he was Senior Vice President, Divisional Operations for the North Central Division from April 2006. Before joining us, Mr. Pardini served as an operating executive in several markets with Comcast since 1989, concluding his final assignment as a Senior Regional Vice President for Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylvania. Prior to that time, Mr. Pardini served in various financial management positions with Greater Media Cable and Viacom Cable.
                     
                      Dan Templin has 26 years of experience in the cable and broadband industries, and has served as our Senior Vice President, Mediacom Business and President of our CLEC entities since April 2011. His responsibilities for Mediacom Business include SMB and Enterprise network services and the OnMedia advertising sales unit. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Product Development since May 2008. Before joining us, Mr. Templin served in a number of senior operations, product and marketing roles with Susquehanna Communications, Comcast and Jones Intercable.
                       
                        JR Walden has 22 years of experience in the cable industry, and 23 years of experience in Internet and Telecommunications technology. He has served as our Senior Vice President, Technology since February 2008. Prior to that time, he was our Group Vice President, IP Services from July 2004, our Vice President, IP Services from July 2003, our Senior Director of IP Services from June 2002 and our IP Services Director from October 1998. Before joining us in 1998, Mr. Walden worked in the defense research industry holding various positions with the Department of Defense, Comarco and Science Applications International Corporation.
                         

                          Brian M. Walsh has 30 years of experience in the cable industry, and has served as our Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller since February 2005. Prior to that time, he was our Senior Vice President, Financial Operations from November 2003, our Vice President, Finance and Assistant to the Chairman from November 2001, our Vice President and Corporate Controller from February 1998 and our Director of Accounting from November 1996. Before joining us in April 1996, Mr. Walsh held various management positions with Cablevision Industries from 1988 to 1995.
                           

                            Joseph E. Young has 35 years of experience with the cable industry, and has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel since November 2001. Prior to that time, Mr. Young served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, for LinkShare Corporation, an Internet-based provider of marketing services, from September 1999 to October 2001. Prior to that time, he practiced corporate law with Baker & Botts, LLP from January 1996 to September 1999. Previously, Mr. Young was a partner with the Law Offices of Jerome H. Kern and a partner with Shea & Gould.