Robert D. Marcus has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable since January 1, 2014. He had served as Time Warner Cable’s President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2010 and as TWC’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through mid-2011. He was named to the company’s Board of Directors in July 2013.
Mr. Marcus is firmly committed to creating a customer-centric organization, with a mission to connect Time Warner Cable’s customers to the world—simply, reliably and with superior service. During his tenure as COO, the company invested to support future growth, enhanced its network and improved critical infrastructure. Residential and business product offerings were expanded, with significantly faster data speeds and advanced multi-platform video products.
Other of Mr. Marcus’s notable accomplishments at Time Warner Cable include his orchestration of the company’s spinoff from Time Warner Inc. in 2009, its move to a publicly traded company in 2007, and several key acquisitions and mergers that expanded the company’s footprint and services. Under his leadership, Time Warner Cable established a disciplined capital allocation strategy that has been emulated by many other leading S&P 500 companies.
Mr. Marcus joined Time Warner Cable in August 2005 as Senior Executive Vice President, overseeing corporate groups including mergers and acquisitions, law, business affairs, programming and human resources. From 1998 until he joined Time Warner Cable, Mr. Marcus held various positions at Time Warner Inc., including Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. From 1990 to 1997, he practiced law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Mr. Marcus is regularly featured in the press for the role he is playing in shaping the industry. Each year, he is listed among the most influential executives in cable by CableFAX: The Magazine. He has also been recognized for his leadership with numerous business and industry honors. In 2010, he was named “Executive of the Year” by the editors of Multichannel News, and he is the 2014 recipient of the Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award by UJA-Federation of New York, which honors visionaries for their sustained achievement in the entertainment, media and communications industries.
Mr. Marcus serves on the board of directors of Equifax Inc., as well as the boards of several organizations, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA); CableLabs, the research and development consortium for the cable industry; the Museum of the Moving Image; and New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides support of birth, foster and adoptive families caring for children with special medical needs at home.
Mr. Marcus received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1987.
Time Warner Cable is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the U.S., connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other.