Charter Hires CFO

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Charter Communications said Friday that it has named Christopher Winfrey executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing former CFO Eloise Schmitz, who resigned last year.
Winfrey will begin his new position on Nov. 1, and will be responsible for all of Charter's financial functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, and treasury, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations.
Winfrey most recently served as CFO and managing director for Unitymedia, Germany's second-largest provider of media and communications services via broadband cable. He has also held leadership and finance positions with Cablecom and NTL Europe, assuming a key role in the operational turnaround, triple-play services rollout and capital markets development at these companies over the last decade.
"Chris' experience across different broadband market structures and competitive environments in Europe is a strong complement to Charter's leadership team," Charter CEO Michael Lovett said in a statement. "He possesses a great depth of industry knowledge and financial expertise that will be invaluable as we position the company for future growth. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Kevin Howard, whose commitment to Charter and willingness to act as interim chief financial officer - in addition to his role as chief accounting officer - gave us the flexibility and time to find the right candidate."