Broadband services provider WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW) on June 4 announced the appointment of John S. Rego as chief financial officer and Shannon Campain as chief commercial officer. Rego and Campain assume their roles as the company continues to grow and strengthen its broadband product and services offerings, while delivering award-winning service to its customers.
"As WOW! continues its transformation to a best in class Internet provider, we are thrilled to add such strong expertise to WOW!'s leadership team," commented Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!. "John and Shannon each bring tremendous experience that will be invaluable as we continue to improve efficiencies, remove costs from the business and provide services for our customers for the future. These exceptional leaders will be critical in building upon what already works, while establishing a new path forward."
Rego is an experienced public company CFO who joins WOW! with 36 years of finance, accounting and operational experience. He has a track-record of driving growth and shareholder value. He was most recently CFO for Telaria, Inc. (sold to the Rubicon Project), and prior to that was CFO for Virgin Galactic. He also served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Vonage Holdings Corp. for nearly eight years as they substantially grew their customer base. As chief financial officer at WOW!, Rego will lead the financial, accounting and investor relations teams and guide the company's operational efficiency. Rego assumes his role at WOW! on June 29.
"I am thrilled to be a part of WOW's evolution from a me-too-cable-company to a better broadband provider," said John S. Rego, CFO of WOW!. "The company is committed to the success of its broadband network and providing innovative solutions to help customers access information the way they want - a couple of the unique aspects of WOW! that attracted me to the position."
Campain joins WOW! on June 15 and brings more than 25 years of media and telecommunications experience to her role as chief commercial officer. Prior to this role, she led marketing, sales and digital strategy as a consultant for Fox Corporation and held a similar position at Discovery Communications where she led the brand's MotorTrend OTT offering. She was previously senior vice president and general manager for consumer markets at CenturyLink and spent 16 years at DirectTV/AT&T in various marketing roles with increasing responsibility. Campain was a significant contributor to DirecTV's industry leadership in customer growth and retention during those years.
"This is an exciting time to be joining a company with an affinity for innovation and growth," said Shannon Campain, CCO of WOW!. "I look forward to driving strategy for the company and leading the direction for WOW!'s product offerings that give customers the best experience possible."
Campain takes over for Nancy McGee who led the development and execution of marketing strategies for WOW!. McGee is retiring as chief marketing and sales officer following two years at WOW! and more than 25 years in the industry.
"Nancy has built a best-in-class sales and marketing team and was instrumental in setting the company on a path to growth. She has been the strategic architect of our broadband-centric approach, has strengthened our marketing position and has grown our product and services portfolio during her tenure," said WOW! CEO Elder. "She leaves an esteemed legacy behind, not only at WOW!, but in the industry."
WOW! provides residential, business and wholesale broadband services in 19 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Offering a range high-speed of internet services including cable TV, phone, business data, voice, and cloud options, WOW! also serves as a leader in exceptional human resources practices, having been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources for six years as a "Best & Brightest Company to Work For," winning the award for the last two consecutive years.
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