Matt Bell Named CTO of WOW

Matt Bell

Matt Bell

WideOpenWest (WOW) has appointed cable industry vet Matt Bell to the post of executive vice president and chief technology officer, where he’ll head up the tech strategy and roadmap for the service provider’s residential and business products.

Bell has previously held exec roles at Charter Communications, Motorola Mobility, Sarepta Advisors and Teambell Consulting.

The most recent CTO of WOW was Cash Hagen, who had been serving as COO of the company since the fall of 2016

Update: As part of changes made to WOW's organizational structure, the COO role has been divided into two positions -- one responsible for customer operations, and the other driving technology strategy (now helmed by Matt Bell in his new role as CTO). Hagen left WOW on April 6. WOW is currently conducting a search to fill the customer operations role. 

"WOW! has a rich heritage of providing our customers with the best residential and business options available," Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW, said in a statement. "Adding a leader like Matt to the WOW! team injects velocity into our commitment to make the lives of our customers easier through innovative products and services."

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"WOW! has a unique position in the marketplace and a reputation as being agile and forward thinking," Bell added. "I am thrilled to join WOW! and look forward to leading the technology team, capitalizing on our remarkable network and extending our reputation as vanguards in the industry."

Matt Bell is one of several execs to join WOW after Elder was named CEO. Other to come on board the company in recent weeks include Amy Bell as SVP of marketing, Leslie Peabody as VP of human resources business partners, Bill Case as VP of total rewards, and Nancy McGee as chief marketing and sales officer.

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