Craig Cowden, a former Charter and Bright House exec, has joined Metronet as EVP and CTO; and Brad Freathy, a former Charter and Verizon exec, has been named SVP of commercial and carrier sales. #pressrelease

April 1, 2024

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Metronet today announced the appointment of two telecommunications industry veterans to lead the company's information technology, network engineering, product development, and commercial sales efforts. Craig Cowden, an industry consultant and former executive with Charter and Bright House, has joined the fiber-optic internet service provider as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Product Officer. Brad Freathy, most recently with Verizon and Charter, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Commercial and Carrier Sales.

Reporting to the CEO, Cowden will lead the company's network design, engineering, network operations, product development, and information technology groups.

Prior to joining Metronet, Cowden ran a consulting practice focused on telecommunications technology, drawing on his past roles at Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, and Sprint. At Charter, Cowden served as Senior Vice President of Wireless Technology, leading the company's wireless architecture and engineering initiatives, including Wi-Fi and mobility applications. Before Charter, Cowden was Bright House Networks' Chief Network Officer and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions.

Also joining Metronet is Brad Freathy, the company's new Senior Vice President of Commercial and Carrier Sales. A thirty-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Freathy will work closely with Metronet's current president of commercial and wholesale customer segments, Kevin Stelmach, to continue the group's growth trajectory.

Freathy's experience includes leadership roles in operations and sales with Charter, Bright House, Verizon, and Sprint. Most recently, Freathy led commercial operations for Verizon Business Group and fiber enterprise sales for the southeastern region for Charter.

Read the full press release here.


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