Landel Hobbs
Title: COO, Time Warner Cable
Last Year: #39
Age: 46
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?

Year Ahead:
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

Music: Jazz

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.


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