Former WideOpenWest CEO Steven Cochran has landed at Cable One, assuming the role of senior vice president on Aug. 6, and taking over for retiring chief financial officer Kevin Coyle the following week (Aug. 13), the Phoenix-based operator said Friday. Coyle will remain in an advisory role to help with the transition until January 2019.
Cochran retired from WOW on June 30 and was replaced by former Media One chief Teresa Elder. Cochran had been with WOW for 15 years. He was named CEO in 2014. Cochran presided over WOW during its May 2017 initial public offering and has served as CFO, chief operating officer and president of the company. Before joining WOW, he was CFO of Millennium Digital Media.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Steven to the Cable One team,” said Cable One CEO Julie Laulis in a statement. “His extensive financial, operational and strategic expertise in the cable industry will serve Cable ONE and our stakeholders well. This deep understanding of our holistic business and his competitive experience will allow him to play a key role in driving our long-term success.”