Altice names biz services chief

Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) has promoted Matt Grover to executive vice president and head of Altice Business Services, the company's commercial ...

Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) has promoted Matt Grover to executive vice president and head of Altice Business Services, the company's commercial services division. Grover will report to Hakim Boubazine, Altice USA co-president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Grover is responsible for all Altice USA commercial products and services, from enterprise to SMB to carrier, including those offered under the Lightpath, Suddenlink and Optimum Business brands. He will focus on the continued growth of Altice Business Services as well as the delivery of commercial business initiatives such as network expansion and the development of products and services.

Grover, who first joined the company's Lightpath division in 2001, has nearly three decades of experience in the commercial telecommunications industry across multiple verticals and throughout the United States, most recently serving as senior vice president, commercial sales, for Altice Business Services where he oversaw the nationwide SMB sales organization including direct sales, call center sales, and partner sales channels. Prior to joining the company, Grover held various telecommunications management positions at AT&T and North American Telecom over the course of nearly 10 years.

"Matt is an incredible asset to Altice Business Services, and his decades-long experience working directly with business customers of all shapes and sizes makes him an excellent fit to lead our commercial business into the next era," said Boubazine. "I look forward to working closely with Matt as we continue to focus on delivering best-in-class connectivity and superior customer service to meet the needs of all of the businesses we serve across the country."

"Altice Business Services has a strong leadership team that is laser focused on providing customers with the solutions they need to drive their businesses forward, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization," said Grover. "Looking ahead, we will accelerate our efforts to deliver innovative service and products such as managed services, cloud offerings, faster broadband speeds and data center connections to meet the evolving connectivity needs of our Lightpath, Optimum and Suddenlink business customers across the country."

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