According to the company website, Charter Communications became a publicly traded company in 1999, so it is owned by shareholders. As of May 2014, Thomas M. Rutledge is the president and CEO.
John Bickham is the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. Christopher L. Winfrey is the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer.
Founded in 1993, Charter Communications is a provider of broadband communications. The company is the ninth-largest U.S. provider of residential phone service and is the fourth-largest American cable operator. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., the Fortune 500 company employs 21,000 people and serves over 5.7 million customers in 29 states. It trades on the NASDAQ as CHTR.