Rolls takes technological reins at Charter

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 8:40am
Brian Santo

Cox Communications veteran Jay Rolls will join Charter in August as senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Rolls replaces Marwan Fawaz, who left the company in March. At the time, Charter brought on former Cox CTO Chris Bowick to fill in as its top technologist on an interim basis.

Rolls brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering, technology architecture and business development. He most recently served as senior vice president of technology, responsible for technology and architectures across all of its communications and entertainment product lines.

"Charter is making significant investments in our infrastructure to improve reliability, offer more advanced products and enhance the overall experience for our customers," said Charter executive vice president of technology and president of commercial services Don Detampel.

Launching his career working on communications cryptography for the U.S. intelligence community, Rolls later worked with BBN Communications and Alcatel Telekom, spending nearly a decade in Germany. He has also held senior leadership positions with Pacific Broadband and Excite@Home.


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