Title: COO, Time Warner Cable
Education: Angelo State University
Social Media Quotient: 2
Title: CFO, Time Warner Cable
Education: BA, Brown; JD, Columbia
Social Media Quotient: 0
Why Them? Hobbs’ profile rose this year as he took one for the team as the public face of the bandwidth metering furor. Internally, he restructured the MSO into six major regions, down from more than 20 separate systems — all while continuing to grow RGUs. Marcus not only shepherded the massive spin-off from Time Warner but has since helped fuel growth despite the economic crisis, pay down debt and even help execute programming agreements.
TV All The Time: With Time Warner Cable’s TV Everywhere authentication initiative ramping up in ’10, Hobbs and Marcus will be busier than usual.
Analysts laud Time Warner Cable’s resilience amid the downturn; with the economy starting to stabilize, the future bodes well for Hobbs and Marcus.
Prediction for Cable in 2010: Cable will continue to enhance its focus on customers.
When I Need to Recharge, I: Turn my Blackberry off and go to the beach.
Childhood Hero: My dad
I Wish My Kids Would: Grow up healthy and happy and be independent women. I want them to choose their own paths in life, not follow the crowd.
In 2010, the Economy will: Stabilize
Favorite TV Show: Anything on NY1 and CNBC
Favorite Part of My Job: I love it all — seriously.
Favorite Restaurant: Nobu
Drink of Choice: Coffee, black — no more than five cups/day
Last Book Read: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (audio book for when I’m not listening to the Yankees on the commute home)
A Day Without Facebook is: Just another day.
Childhood Hero: My father