Steve Weed
Title: CEO, Wave Broadband
Number of Years in Cable: 32
Education: Harvard Business School
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Happy employees create happy customers.
 
Steve Friedman
Title: President/ COO, Wave Broadband
Number of Years in Cable: 31
Education: BS, Accounting, University of Southern California
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Think on behalf of the customer.
 
Wayne Schattenkerk 
Title: CFO, Wave Broadband
Number of Years in Cable: 12
Education: BS, Accounting, University of Notre Dame; MBA, University of Washington
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Cash is king, incentives change behavior, water the flowers.

Why Them? This trio has taken Wave to the next level in delivering higher-speed and higher capacity broadband, moving to provide customers more online video choices, and continuing to lead and support ACA’s overall efforts. These guys are known for looking toward the future—and they know how to get there. It’s no surprise that Wave was CableFAX’s 2012 Indie Op of the Year.

Weed
 
Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles
 
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Study
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… mowing the lawn.
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Golf
 
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer
 
Favorite decade? This one
 
Favorite airport? Seatac
 
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Salmon
 
Favorite vacation spot? Desolation Sound – BC, Canada
 
 
Friedman
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Clearly the Beatles, especially “Hey Jude”
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… in my yard, gardening and listening to a baseball game on the radio or XM.
 
My new year’s resolution for 2014 will be… find more balance in my life.
 
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: It would be broadcasting, not as a television or radio owner, but as a sports announcer, especially baseball.
 
Favorite airport? Seattle – Tacoma International, as I know all of the shortcuts to easily navigate.
 
The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was… how much smarter they are than me.
 
I wish Congress would just… start thinking about the public instead of their political future; then they would see the obvious inequities in the rules and regulations, especially cable and broadband services; they might really do something to repair the market problems in the programming and retransmission consent areas.
 
Favorite business and/or motivational book? Bo’sLasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership by John Bacon about Bo Schembechler
 
 
Schattenkerk 
 
Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Stones
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… watching our kids play sports.
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Water skiing
 
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer
 
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix

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