Mediacom Communications said Tuesday it has promoted Barry Paden to senior vice president of programming, the first in a series of key promotions at the mid-sized cable operator.
In his new position, Paden, who had been group vice president of programming, will continue to negotiate programming and retransmission consent agreements on behalf of Mediacom. He will also focus on securing media rights for strategic multiplatform initiatives, including video-on-demand and out-of-home authenticated TV Everywhere content. Paden began his career in the cable industry in 1988 with Multivision Cable TV, and joined Mediacom as director of programming in 1999.
In addition, Mediacom said it promoted vice president of internal audit Louis Gentile to group vice president of internal audit, where he will take on a principal role in providing internal audit compliance and other field audit activities for the company. He began his career in the cable industry in 1989 as an internal auditor with Multivision Cable TV, and joined Mediacom in 1998 as business manager of the Gulf Coast Region.
Mediacom also upped Mary Green from senior director of internal audit to vice president of internal audit. In this role, she will oversee the Sarbanes Oxley related audits conducted by Mediacom as well as the operational audits the company performs at its 100+ business office locations throughout the country. She entered the cable industry in 1989 as a manager trainee with Tele-Communications, Inc., and joined Mediacom in 2005 as a senior manager of internal audit.
Joseph Michulski has been promoted from senior director of finance to vice president of finance and will continue to play a major role in administering the company’s 401(k) plan, overseeing medical benefit expenditures and purchasing corporate insurance among other responsibilities. Michulski began his career in the cable industry in 2000 as a financial analyst with Mediacom.
Debra Zullo has been promoted from senior director of IT to vice president of IT where she will lead the LINUX system engineering and Oracle database administrative teams. In this role, she will work with both internal and external groups on new system and data requirements as well as design, implementation, testing, validation and automation. Zullo began her career in the communications industry in 1994 with AT&T, and joined Mediacom in 2005 as senior manager of system engineering.