Cablevision names new head of IR
Oyster Bay-headquartered Cablevision has named Cindi Buckwalter as its new head of IR.
Buckwalter, who began her career in investment banking, will ‘lead the engagement strategy with Cablevision’s shareholders and analysts, as well as direct all aspects of investor relations policies, communications and initiatives,’ according to a statement welcoming her to the company.
‘Cindi has more than two decades of experience in finance and investor relations, having held key senior leadership positions at an investment banking firm and a number of well-known technology companies,’ says Gregg Seibert, Cablevision vice chairman and CFO, in the press release.
‘She has successfully broadened shareholder ownership and generated investment community support in her prior roles,’ he adds, voicing his confidence that Buckwalter ‘will be effective in continuing to develop and execute our investor relations strategies to ensure clear communication of the company’s performance’.
Prior to joining Cablevision, the Harvard Business School graduate served as vice president of IR at global lottery and gaming technology provider Scientific Games.
According to the Cablevision statement, Buckwalter specialized in IPOs for emerging growth companies at Whale Securities, where she served for 15 years before joining video game developer Take-Two Interactive Software in 2001. During her tenure at the gaming firm, where she ran the IR and corporate communications department, ‘sell-side coverage expanded from several analysts to more than 20,’ states Cablevision.
The NYSE-listed firm, which provides cable television, high-speed internet and WiFi services to more than 3 mn customers in the greater New York area, recently promoted Bret Richter to executive vice president of corporate finance and development. Prior to that, Richter served as senior vice president of financial strategy and development, a role that saw him take responsibility for M&A, IR, corporate development ‘and other critical corporate initiatives’.