Shaw Communications announces new leadership team
March 09, 2016
CALGARY, March 9, 2016
- Shaw Communications Inc. today announced changes to its senior leadership team.
"We are making great strides at Shaw with our customers' connectivity needs at the heart of every decision we make. With our recent acquisition of WIND, we have the combined power of our fibre, coax, WiFi, and wireless networks to deliver a seamless experience of anytime, anywhere connectivity to our customers," said Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications. "This team of seasoned leaders brings strategy, integrity, and passion to their roles and cares deeply about providing exceptional experiences to our customers."
Effective immediately, the following executive team will report directly to Brad Shaw, providing advice on all facets of Shaw's operations and strategic direction:
Jay Mehr, President, Shaw Communications Inc ., has been with Shaw for almost 20 years, holding ascending roles that have ranged from regional accountabilities to his most recent role as EVP & Chief Operating Officer. As president, Mr. Mehr will be responsible for overseeing operational and customer-facing areas of the business, including Shaw Consumer, Shaw Business, WIND, and Supply Chain.
Vito Culmone, EVP & Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all Finance functions, including Treasury, Tax, and expanded accountabilities for Facilities and Real Estate.
Jim Little, EVP & Chief Marketing and Culture Officer leads Marketing, Brand experience, and External Affairs, as well as new accountabilities for Human Resources and Shaw's corporate culture.
Peter Johnson, EVP & Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer leads the legal team, is Corporate Secretary, responsible for corporate governance, and has expanded accountabilities for Regulatory and Government Relations.
Trevor English, EVP & Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer will guide Shaw's strategic planning, business development, Investor Relations, Shaw Ventures, and investment initiatives.
Nancy Phillips, CEO, ViaWest will continue to have accountability for ViaWest's operations in the U.S.
Zoran Stakic, EVP & Chief Technology Officer leads Shaw's technology strategy and execution, including Shaw's multi-year technology and product roadmap.
About Shaw Communications
Shaw is a leading pure-play connectivity provider focused on delivering superior consumer and business broadband communications over its wireline, WiFi and wireless infrastructure. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, video and digital phone. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, video and fleet tracking services. WIND provides wireless services in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services provides enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks and 19 specialty networks. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca .
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