Charter Communications has promoted Rich DiGeronimo to the post of executive vice president, product and strategy, and a role in which he will continue to report to John Bickham, Charter's chief operating officer.
DiGeronimo has been serving as Charter’s SVP, product and strategy since 2011, and has been overseeing the development and deployment of several new Charter offerings, including the Charter TV app, the Spectrum Guide, and the recently announced Worldbox, a new class of hybrid QAM/IP devices CES that will support the operator's new cloud-based UI and Charter’s downloadable conditional access system.
He has also played a big role in coordinating “many internal initiatives,” including Charter’s recently completed all-digital transition, the MSO noted.
"Rich and his team have been an important part of the transformation of Charter over the past several years," Bickham said, in a statement. Rich's leadership in the development of products and services ranging from the Charter TV App to the Spectrum Guide are at the heart of our strategy moving forward and will help Charter continue to be the leading provider of cable services in our markets."
For more about Charter’s tech transformation, please see this story (subscription required) and interview with DiGeronimo from last fall, when Charter was named MSO of the year by Multichannel News.
Prior to joining Charter in 2008, DiGeronimo was VP and GM of cable markets at Level 3 Communications, and is also late of Bear Stearns, where he worked in investment banking focused on technology firms.