Years in Industry: 23

Education: BS, USMA; MBA, Boston University

Shea exited Atlantic Broadband earlier this year, but not before leaving a mark that includes more than doubling Atlantic Broadband’s fiber footprint in South Florida and becoming one of the first providers in the nation to launch TiVo’s voice remote service. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Shea helped Cogeco-owned Atlantic expand its footprint, closing deals for operator MetroCast and fiber network FiberLight.

What do you think will be the biggest game changer to come from 10G? It is a generational leap that will provide local broadband customers with the capacity they need for a decades while building on all of the present investments. It is powerful, efficient and will be transformative for customers.

What item in your home or office most “sparks joy” in you? My United States flag which represents our staff, customers and their families in the greatest country in the world.

Last linear content you watched live? Boston sports. Very fortunate to have great choices for championship sports entertainment.

Biggest challenge facing the industry? Our business and residential customers expect that we will deliver not only speed performance and feature-rich products, but also “always on” services with the highest levels of reliability.

What quality do you look for when promoting someone? For me, it’s always about the team, so team skills and the ability to collaborate easily are essential. Leadership skills are key, too, as we look for those who can motivate their teams to achieve and reach their full potential, to aim high and to work hard to win against our business objectives and plans.

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