Title: Chairman/CEO, TWC
Years in Cable: 9
Education: BA, Brown University; JD, Columbia Law School
Best Advice: Be yourself.
Arthur (Artie) Minson
Title: EVP/CFO, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 15
Education: BS, Georgetown University, MBA, Columbia Business School
Best Advice: Play hard. Play fair. Play to win.
Title: COO, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 21
Best Advice: Play small to win big
Title: EVP/Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable
Years in Cable: 20
Education: BSBA, Georgetown University
Best Advice: Wake up, do your best, sleep, repeat.
TWC got a new leading man this year. Marcus, former company president and COO, stepped up to fill Glenn Britt’s sizable shoes and promised a new vision. And new he did bring, proposing an audacious $45.2 billion merger with one of the nation’s biggest cable companies, Comcast. Whether or not Congress gives it the go-ahead, he’s got the right team in place to back him. Marcus’ replacement, Jain, knows all about big acquisitions having led Insight through a billion-dollar TWC buyout the previous year. On the financial front, Minson is the guy shareholders will be looking to lay out the benefits of the alliance as he guides the company through one of its most mammoth deals to date. Ultimately though, it may all come down to MacKinnon’s ability to swing Washington to their side. Will they pull it off?
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Samsung 65” TV
Favorite restaurant: Milos
Favorite vacation spot: Ixtapa
Beach or mountains: Beach
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: French toast
Beach or mountains: Both
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my family.
John, Paul, George or Ringo: Bono
My favorite newfound hobby: Walking Cody, our first golden retriever
I watch the majority of programming on this device: On this really cool thing they call the television.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: The realization that it is a customer service business.
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Be a hermit in Vermont.
Oscars or Grammys: What are the Grammys?
Beach or mountains: Mountains
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Gilligan’s Island”
My favorite business/motivational book: Good to Great or Moneyball
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “House of Cards”
Cable exec I’d most like to see twerking: Maria Brennan
I wish Congress would just: Repeal the 1992 Cable Act!
My ideal celebrity partner on Dancing with the Stars: Simon Baker
Who’s on deck for the next celebrity meltdown: Betty White or Howard Stern
If someone forced me to cut the cord and only watch 3 over-the-top shows, they would be: No one can force me to do that!