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Meduski, McMillin Join Kent at TierPoint

Former Suddenlink Communications EVP and chief financial officer Mary Meduski and former EVP and chief operating officer Tom McMillin have joined their former boss Jerry Kent at cloud-based managed services provider, TierPoint.

Meduski was named president and chief financial officer and McMillin president and chief operating officer of TierPoint. The two also will be investors in the company and will be come board members and members of the Office of the Chairman, TierPoint said in a statement. They will also serve in the same roles in TierPoint’s management company, Cequel III. Kent, who founded Suddenlink in 2002, was named CEO of TierPoint in July.  He was already chairman of the company. Kent, Meduski and McMillin all left Suddenlink on Dec. 21, the day European telecom company closed its $9.1 billion acquisition of the cable operator.

"I first worked with Tom at Cencom Cable in the 1980s and with Mary at AAT Communications, starting in 2003," Kent said in a statement. "Since 2006, the three of us have enjoyed a phenomenal working relationship at Suddenlink, a company that consistently achieved financial and operating results among the best in its industry."

Kent added: "Mary and Tom are exceptionally skilled leaders, and I'm thrilled we can continue our partnership on behalf of TierPoint's customers, investors, and employees. The timing couldn't be better for these additions to the management team, with our recent acquisitions of AlteredScale's Chicago data center and Windstream's data center business."

The acquisition of AlteredScale's Chicago data center was announced on December 17, and the closing of the $575 million, all-cash transaction with Windstream was announced the next day.

Concurrent with Meduski and McMillin joining TierPoint, Andy Stewart will assume the position of chief strategy officer and report into the Office of the Chairman, focusing on merger and acquisition opportunities and product development.

"Andy's thorough understanding of this business and the industry relationships he has developed have been critical to TierPoint's success," Kent said. "We're delighted the company will continue to benefit from his considerable talents."

TierPoint is based in St. Louis, and operates data centers in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.