Layer3 TV said it has hired cable industry vet Amos Smith as its first chief financial officer.
Smith, formerly with Time Warner Cable and AT&T, will head up Layer3 TV’s business operations and fundraising activity. He will report to Layer3 TV CEO Jeff Binder and be based at the company’s headquarters in Denver.
Layer3 TV, a self-described next-gen cable operator founded in 2013, has raised about $100 million. The company has launched pay TV service in the Chicago and Washington, D.C., metro areas, parts of Los Angeles, and in Longmont, Colo., via a partnership with NextLight. Denver is among the launch markets on deck.
Smith most recently was GVP technical operations, care & payment services at Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications), and previously was TWC’s residential SVP and CFO, where led the company’s residential business efforts. Smith, who started at TWC in 2002 as VP of finance for the operator’s National Division, also spent seven year at AT&T, serving in financial positions such as analyst and executive director of finance.
“The team here at Layer3 TV is thrilled to welcome Amos and his 20 plus years of industry knowledge to our company,” Binder said in a statement. “Amos has been instrumental in the growth and development of cable operations, including the selling of TWC to Charter. We will lean on Amos as Layer3 continues to work with investors and grow into new markets.”
“My entire career has been inside big organizations and it’s thrilling to join a company in the midst of the growth stage,” Smith added. “I have admired for a few years the team and technology Layer3 TV have built and look forward to merging my institutional knowledge with the ‘startup’ mentality.”
Before launching his career in finance, Smith designed flood control facilities as a registered professional civil engineer. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas.