Len Barlik is executive vice president of product management and development. He is responsible for providing the overall leadership and accountability for product strategy, development and delivery of Cox’s advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services. In his role, Barlik oversees the long-range product development process to ensure continued growth and profitability of Cox’s products and services.
Barlik has more than 20 years of experience in product development, strategy and technology roles. Prior to Cox, Barlik served as the vice president of wireless and wireline product development for Sprint Nextel Corporation. In this position, he was responsible for creating and managing Sprint’s portfolio of wireless applications, content services, wireline, voice and data products.
While at Sprint, Barlik held a number of senior-level roles including vice president of technology research and development, and vice president of corporate strategy and development. Prior to Sprint, he was with Procter & Gamble, and held various engineering and manufacturing operations management positions.
Barlik has previously served on the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus Leadership Council, the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Committee and the University of Kansas Research Center Board of Trustees.
He has undergraduate engineering and computer science degrees from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.