Charles Stewart

Years in Cable & Telecom: 2.5

Education: Yale University

We went with that headline for these two because they are who you can turn to when there’s a problem—just like those beloved PC shortcut keys. Boubazine and Stewart have worked to deliver those promised synergies at Suddenlink and Optimum. As they focus now on growing the subscriber base, they’ve shown that Altice USA is willing to go to the mattresses for what they believe is in the company’s best interest. See the carriage battle with Starz earlier this year. At the same time, they’re finding new and innovative ways for the company to shine, such as the recently established Altice USA News division, a business unit designed to focus on the continued development and growth of the company’s news properties. Up ahead is the continued rollout of the Altice One gateway, which recently saw its debut in the Suddenlink footprint.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received from your parents? They passed on many Scottish Presbyterian gems like “work hard at whatever you do and know that your work is never really finished.”

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? I always start the day with industry headlines and check in on News 12, too, to see what’s happening in the tri-state area.

What product or service could you not live without? My phone – preferably with 1GB WiFi!

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