Philip G. Meeks Named Vice President of Cox Business
Telecom Industry Veteran to Provide Strategic Direction for Cox Business
ATLANTA – The appointment of Philip G. Meeks to Vice President of Cox Business was announced today by Mark Bowser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In his new role, Meeks will oversee all marketing, operations, sales, product development and strategic partnership initiatives for Cox Business, Cox’s fastest growing business unit with more than 240,000 customers.
In making the announcement Bowser said: “This year, Cox Business celebrates 15 years of providing commercial services and Philip has the right combination of skills and experience to lead the organization into its next phase of growth.”
Prior to joining Cox, Meeks founded Channel Solutions Inc., a company focused on enhancing the supply chain between technology vendors and value added resellers. Previously, Meeks spent nearly 30 years at MCI, AT&T and Southern Bell in various marketing, sales and strategic alliance management positions.
In his last role at MCI as Senior Vice President of Strategic Ventures and Alliances, Meeks grew alliance revenue from $0 to $209 million in two years through strategic ventures and partnerships. Those alliances include the CableNet initiative to sell consumer IP-based telephony services through several cable providers nationwide as well as technology partnerships with Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.
Meeks holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and journalism from the University of Georgia and has also completed executive education programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Cox Business
Cox began providing telecommunications services to businesses in 1993 and is currently growing approximately 20 percent annually. The company expects to reach $1 billion in revenue in 2010. Cox Business provides a full portfolio of voice, data and video services to business customers in Cox markets across the U.S., including small businesses, multi-location enterprises, regional healthcare providers and federal, state and local government organizations. Cox leads all providers of small and midsize business data solutions in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM released earlier this month. In 2007, Cox became the first multiple system cable operator to enter the top tier of U.S. business Ethernet providers, according to Vertical System Group. -more-
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com.