Chris Fenger

Too many cooks in the kitchen? Nah, this executive suite functions like a well-oiled machine. They sold Patriot Media to Comcast for one of the highest prices on record, and also turned around Choice in Puerto Rico before making money for their investor group. In other words, these executives are committed to the cable industry. Among individual achievements and qualities, Simmons executive-produced a documentary educational issues that earned a Regional Emmy Award. Holanda brings diversity to the company, having worked throughout the U.S. including Missouri, where he was Regional VP of operations for Charter, Gdovin handles negotiation of programming and retrans consent agreements and Rohre provides management for technical and business operations.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: DOCSIS 3.1

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Very Limited

Virtual reality is: The Riches Are In the Niches

What was your first job? Manager trainee, New Channels

What excites you most about DOCSIS 3.1? Promise

What should cable do to improve its image? Change its name

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Napa Cab with my wife

My cable industry mentor and why: Bob Miron/Steve Simmons, Lou Bonelli

Hover board, driverless car or drone: Drone

Favorite vacation spot: St. Michaels, MD

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