Former Comcast And Charter Exec Joins Pace

Jim Henderson, a cable vet who is late of Comcast and Charter Communications, has been appointed president of Pace plc’s international business unit.

Henderson, who will be based in the U.K., succeeds Shane McCarthy, and will take over Pace’s International business in the EMEA and APAC regions, and lead a team of more than 500 people and a unit with annual revenues of about $800 million.

“I am excited to have Jim join Pace in this position. His experience and drive will be great assets to Pace, and I am confident he will lead our International business to achieve even greater levels of success,” Pace CEO Mike Pulli said, in a release.

At Comcast, Henderson served in several senior-level slots, including VP, strategic business procurement, supply chain and operations; and, at Charter, was VP of corporate development, strategic products and advanced services. Prior to that, he managed functions such as procurement, business development and operations at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications).

Most recently, Henderson founded a consulting company where he advised C-level clients on sales, marketing and operations strategies.

Last year, Henderson was named an executive advisor of Gainspeed, a cable access network startup that is developing a virtualized version of a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP).

Update: With Henderson taking on the new role at Pace, he will be stepping down as an advisor at Gainspeed, a Gainspeed official confirmed.

Pace, known as a maker of set-tops, gateways, and other consumer premises equipment, expanded into the cable access network arena last year via its $310 million acquisition of Aurora Networks.