Dinni Jain, Gail, MacKinnon, Rob Marcus & Artie Minson
Title: Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 10
Education: BA, Brown University; JD, Columbia Law School
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be yourself.
Title: COO, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 22
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Play small to win big.
Arthur (Artie) Minson
Title: EVP & CFO, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 16
Education: BS, Georgetown University; MBA, Columbia Business School
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Play hard. Play fair. Play to win.
Title: EVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 21
Education: BSBA, Georgetown University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Wake up, do your best, sleep, repeat.
Even if the proposed Comcast merger doesn’t close, Time Warner Cable should be in good shape. And that’s why we’re moving this can-do team to the #4 position this year. Indeed, Marcus & Co haven’t taken their foot off the gas during this limbo period, instituting the TWC Maxx plan that’s resulted in upgrades and faster Internet speeds in N.Y., L.A. and other markets. Marcus has the overall vision. Jain is the day-to-day operations man. McKinnon’s making sure the i’s are dotted as the merger winds its way through the regulatory path, and Minson keeps a close watch on the balance sheet. Together, they make a strong leadership team that elicit a vote of confidence for going it alone if the merger fails or dancing under the limbo stick if Charter—now quite busy with its own play for Bright House Networks—makes another go for TWC. And if the merger happens… well, they can all ride off into the sunset.
I watch most programming on this device: Samsung 65-inch TV
Favorite restaurant: Milos
Favorite vacation spot: Ixtapa
Beach or mountains: Beach
My favorite newfound hobby: Biking (or walking) from one Time Warner Cable office to another.
If Disney hired me to reboot Star Wars.. I would… indeed; I would.
Favorite vacation spot: Biking anywhere with my family.
Desert island album: Do we still have albums?
My favorite newfound hobby: Waiting for merger approvals.
What’s your favorite screen: Sunscreen
Favorite Cable Show memory: My first one back in 2000 with Rainbow Media.
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Sesame Street”
My favorite business/motivational book: Blue Ocean Strategy
Apple iWatch or Rolex: Apple iWatch
I watch most programming on this device: iPad
If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be…Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”
My “Real Housewives” catch-phrase is…“I call the shots in my life right now, and I have good aim.”
Favorite TV show as a kid: “60 Minutes”