Genova returns to Cablevision as EVP
After a recent spate of executives exiting the company, Jerry Genova has rejoined Cablevision as its executive vice president of network management and field operations.
Ever since former chief operating officer Tom Rutledge left Cablevision in December, the cable operator has seen a steady stream of high-level executives leave, and some have landed with Rutledge at Charter.
In his new role, Genova reports to Wilt Hildenbrand, senior advisor for engineering and technology. Genova’s duties include the overall operation, maintenance and expansion of Cablevision’s network infrastructure, inclusive of headends and outside plant that serves as the common carrier for the company’s triple-play products.
He also oversees the field operations organization, which includes field service and security audits, and he manages all construction upgrades and maintenance.
Genova first joined Cablevision in 1975, as an engineering contractor working with the company’s outside plant engineering group, before becoming a full-time field service technician. He went on to hold a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as chief engineer for Yonkers, N.Y., and New Jersey, director of engineering for Bronx/Brooklyn and Connecticut, and vice president of corporate engineering, and he went on to serve as the company’s senior vice president of engineering and network management.
He left Cablevision in 2000 and became a communications consultant to a variety of companies, including Cablevision.
“We’re happy to welcome Jerry back to Cablevision in this very significant role overseeing the company’s network management and field operations functions,” Hildenbrand said. “Jerry brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the management of these critical functions. He was a key contributor to building Cablevision from the company’s earliest days, and he will be an important leader as we move to deliver new technologically advanced products to our customers.”