Since rejoining Mediacom’s corporate finance team full-time in 2014, Martino has participated in nearly $4 billion of financing transactions, helped to manage the company’s capital structure and taken on full responsibility of quarterly and annual planning and reporting processes. In the past year, he completed nearly $2.8 billion in financing transactions, reduced annual interest expense by more than 12 percent and extended the average maturity of the company’s capital structure by more than two years. What attracted him to the cable industry? It’s “a fascinating space with a colorful history and growing significance on our lives. Specifically, internet connectivity has become a vital part of how we learn and function.”
What has been your biggest professional accomplishment to date?
My biggest professional accomplishment occurred this year. In 2017, our corporate finance team completed nearly $2.8 billion in financing transactions. Through these deals, we significantly reduced our interest expense, extended the maturity of our capital structure, and Mediacom continues to have the lowest cost of debt in the cable industry.
What attracted you to this industry?
The cable industry is a fascinating space with a colorful history and growing significance on our lives. Specifically, internet connectivity has become a vital part of how we learn and function. I was excited for the opportunity to learn and work in such an important industry.
Best piece of professional advice you’ve received?
Mistakes are natural. Be accountable, learn from them and put forth an effort to do better every day.
What is your favorite app these days?
Space Launch Now – I enjoy keeping an eye on SpaceX launches in particular.
What product or service can you not live without?
An internet connection!