Title: COO, Time Warner Cable
Last Year: #39
Education: Angelo State U
Why Him? Despite economic uncertainty and increased competition, Hobbs teamed with CEO Glenn Britt in steering Time Warner Cable to strong ’08 results in sub growth and related metrics. In June, the #2 MSO reported phone penetration averaging 13% across its footprint.
Worth Watching: Will the Time Warner Cable triple play withstand Verizon’s assault in New York?
While TWC expects a significant slowdown in sub growth in 4Q ’08, its plans to separation from Time Warner Inc. should strengthen operations.
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Restaurants: San Pietro, Harry Cipriani, Fiorello’s
Drink of Choice: Vodka martini
TV Shows: Everything on CNBC and Weather Channel — 24/7, simultaneously
Favorite Part of My Job: All of it
Cable’s Biggest Challenge: Its own history
My Company Is Preparing for the Future By: Focusing on customers
My Philosophy of Life Is: Treat people with respect
Favorite Three Words: Free-market capitalism
Traits I Most Admire in People: Passion and a good attitude
Favorite Sports Team: None — the programming is too expensive.