Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable
Glenn A. Britt is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable. He began serving as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors in March 2009. He was named President and CEO in 2006 and had served as the company’s chief executive since August 2001.
Mr. Britt has been the driving force behind the company’s aggressive deployment of advanced video services, such as video-on-demand, high-definition television and digital video recorders. Mr. Britt has guided the growth and increased penetration of Time Warner Cable’s residential high-speed data product and has overseen the efforts of Road Runner Business Class, the company’s commercial broadband service. He has also championed the launch and growth of Time Warner Cable Digital Phone and development of new wireless products such as Road Runner Mobile.
Mr. Britt also has focused on creating a customer service-oriented organization. He has championed the cable industry’s efforts to work more closely with consumer electronics manufacturers and other related groups to develop compatible standards for the deployment of integrated communications products.
Mr. Britt became President of Time Warner Cable in January 1999. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Time Warner Cable Ventures, the company’s new business arm. There he oversaw the launch of Road Runner, the country’s first high-speed Internet service, as well as the creation of Time Warner Telecom. He had been Executive Vice President of Time Warner Cable since 1990, and was previously Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Time Warner Inc. Prior to the merger between Time Inc. and Warner Communications, Britt was Vice President and CFO of Time Inc., a position he held starting July 1988.
Mr. Britt joined Time Inc. in 1972 in the controller’s department and rose to VP and Treasurer of Manhattan Cable Television, Inc. (1974), Finance Director for Time-Life Books’ Iran Project (1977), VP of Network and Studio Operations for Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), and Director of Business Development of Time Inc.’s video group (1980).
Mr. Britt became SVP of Finance for American Television and Communications Corp., Time Inc.’s cable television unit, in 1981, SVP of Finance for Time Inc.’s Video Group in 1984, and SVP and CFO of Home Box Office later that year. He was elected as VP of Time Inc. in October 1986 and Treasurer the following month. He became VP of Finance for Time Inc. in February 1988.
Mr. Britt serves on the board of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is also a board member of CableLabs, Walter Kaitz Foundation, Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund, Xerox Corporation, The Paley Center, Cardinal Health and Manhattan Theatre Club. Britt joined the FIRST Board in 2011.
In December 2009, Mr. Britt was one of five corporate executives appointed by President Obama to a task force charged with strengthening America’s economic competitiveness through leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The “Educate to Innovate” initiative strives to increase the scale, scope and impact of private-sector and philanthropic support in improving American students’ STEM proficiency. In conjunction with the White House initiative, Mr. Britt championed Time Warner Cable’s launch of Connect a Million Minds (connectamillionminds.com), the company’s $100 million philanthropic initiative to inspire students to pursue STEM-related education and career opportunities.
Mr. Britt has received many industry honors, including induction in Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame; Cable Positive’s Joel G. Berger Award; the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership; The Media Institute’s American Horizon Award; the NAMIC Stanley B. Thomas Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Kaitz Foundation Diversity Champion Award. In 2010, he was named Humanitarian of the Year by the UJA-Federation of New York.
He received a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Britt received an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth, where he sponsors the Britt Technology Impact Series. The program series examines various aspects of the growing impact of technology on corporations and individuals and the business strategy issues surrounding new technology.