President and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Winfrey was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications in December 2022 and appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2023. Charter is a leading broadband connectivity company that, under the Spectrum brand, provides Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to over 32 million customers in 41 states, with more than 101,000 employees.
Mr. Winfrey has played a significant role in Charter’s growth and transformation over the past decade. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer since 2021, where he oversaw all cable operations, including marketing, sales, field operations and customer operations, as well as Spectrum Enterprise. As COO, Mr. Winfrey led the company’s rural expansion initiative, including its $5 billion commitment as part of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to make gigabit broadband connectivity available to a million currently unserved locations.
Mr. Winfrey joined Charter as Chief Financial Officer in 2010 responsible for Charter’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, procurement, real estate, tax and treasury functions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations. As CFO, he spearheaded Charter’s transformative M&A activity, played an integral role in the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks integrations and managed Charter’s financial activities through a period of significant growth. Charter added oversight of its fiber-based Spectrum Enterprise business to his CFO responsibilities in 2019, and operational leadership of the residential and SMB Sales and Marketing organization, and Spectrum Community Solutions in February of 2021.
Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Winfrey served as Chief Financial Officer of Unitymedia GmbH, Germany’s second-largest cable operator, and as Managing Director for Unitymedia’s cable operations, broadcasting and satellite entities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Winfrey served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development at Cablecom, GmbH. He was previously a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Director of Operations Services of NTL Incorporated’s continental European operations, and a senior associate in the private equity group at Communications Equity Associates.
Mr. Winfrey has spent more than 25 years in the cable industry, and in 2015 received The Internet & Television Association’s (NCTA) Vanguard Award for Young Leadership. He currently serves on the Boards of the NCTA, CableLabs and National Urban League.
He received a B.S. in accounting and an MBA from the University of Florida.