At the close of Altice Group’s acquisition of Suddenlink, Stephens segued to his role with the new company. While at Suddenlink he has provided business customers with data, voice, video, cloud-based services, data analytics and targeted advertising— and under his leadership the MSO enjoyed another strong year of growth. Part of his philosophy entails empowering employees and creating high levels of accountability. Passionate about mentoring, he has been involved in the L. Patrick Mellon Mentor- ship Program for more than five years and provides guidance to younger professionals as the vice chair of the Board of Directors at NAMIC. The technology that will have greatest positive impact on cable in the next year? “The continued extension of DOCSIS (Data) speeds will be impactful in providing significant value for customers and creating a sustainable competitive advantage.”