Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) has hired Bill Archer as executive vice president and president of Spectrum Enterprise. Archer is expected to join the company later this month and will oversee product, marketing, sales, operations and strategy for Spectrum Enterprise, which provides business Internet, networking, voice, video and managed services to Charter's largest business customers. He will report to Christopher Winfrey, Charter's chief financial officer, and be based out of Charter's Stamford, CT, headquarters. Archer succeeds Phil Meeks, who previously announced his plan to retire in January 2020.
"Bill's track record of success in full P&L ownership, diverse functional roles and decades of experience in the telecommunications industry will be an asset to Charter as he leads Spectrum Enterprise," said Winfrey. "Spectrum Enterprise is one of Charter's fastest growing business units, with tremendous opportunities ahead of it. Bill is uniquely qualified to lead Spectrum Enterprise as we expand our footprint of over 200,000 fiber-lit buildings and grow our position as a leading national provider of scalable technology solutions to large businesses."
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, Archer spent more than 30 years at AT&T (NYSE:T).