Brian Deevy

Title: Chairman/CEO, RBC Daniels
Age: 54
Education: BA, MBA, Dartmouth
Social Media Quotient: 7

Why Him? Even in a recession, RBC Daniels keeps completing M&As — including The Carlyle Group’s $1.7 billion acquisition of a stake in French cable op Numericable and Completel. Chalk some of that success up to Deevy’s long-standing relationships with most of the MSOs, programmers and other major players dating back to his days working with Bill Daniels. He has a reputation for integrity and knowledge of the financial world and the cable industry.

Worth Watching: It’s all about RBC Daniels’ ability to provide additional capital markets to clients.

The Year Ahead:

The economy’s starting to look a little better.

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Restaurant: Blue Bonnet, Denver

Drink of Choice: Vodka!

Prediction for Cable in 2010: Things are looking up!

Trait I Most Admire in People: Perseverance

I Wish My Kids Would…: Be closer to home.

Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter

Favorite Part of My Job: The people

Best Business Advice Received: Go west, young man, go west…

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