Stephens, Cordova Make ‘Most Influential’ List

Suddenlink’s Kevin Stephens and Terry Cordova made the “100 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” list compiled by the staff of CableFAX Magazine, a leading cable industry publication. Both Stephens and Cordova were among the top 50 most influential executives ranked numerically, based on contributions to their companies, the industry, and diversity.

Stephens, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Advertising Operations (CAO), ranked No. 35. CableFAX wrote: “Stephens leads Suddenlink’s CAO team, which has delivered double-digit growth for the last two years, winning new customers while developing customer segments and revenue streams. A strong influence within Suddenlink, where he’s got the ear of CEO Jerry Kent, Stephens is also influential in the wider world. He serves on several boards, including those for the Eltrex Corp., the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Business Services steering committee and the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). He is also a member of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).”

Cordova, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, ranked No. 48. CableFAX wrote: “Cordova leads a 115-person engineering team that handles all technical operations, voice and engineering functions. Under his leadership, Suddenlink has migrated more than a million new customers from Cox and Charter to the company’s own email and billing platforms, including the migration of 30,000 voice customers from one soft-switch to another. He is also a two-term Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) board member.”