Cox Communications has promoted seasoned telecom executive Steve Rowley to senior vice president of Cox Business, responsible for the strategic direction of the cable operator's high-growth division that will deliver approximately $1.6 billion this year. He oversees all sales, operations, product development and marketing for business customers, including wholesale services for telecom carriers.
Rowley was a key lieutenant under former Cox Business chief Phil Meeks, who left to oversee Time Warner Cable’s business services operation this past June.
Rowley had served as vice president of Cox Business responsible for sales and operations in the company’s Western markets. While in this role, he oversaw the local strategic planning, sales performance, back office systems, customer installations and capital investment.
Prior to joining Cox in 2010, he served as vice president of partners channels, vice president of enterprise and vice president of general business at Sprint as well as a variety of leadership roles at People’s Choice TV.
“Steve’s diverse sales and operational telecom experience and his intimate knowledge of our organization and market opportunities will allow him to set the vision for Cox Business and help ensure consistent growth in the segment for years to come,” Mark Bowser, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cox Communications, said in a release.