Richard J. Shea
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rich has administered, designed and implemented high level information and technology systems to support cable, broadband and telecommunications companies for 20 years.
Most recently, Rich served as CTO for AltiComm and previously was the founder and President of Broadband Applications Management, a company focused on designing and implementing OSS and BACC systems. Rich also served in VP and senior positions at Carolina Broadband, MediaOne, Arrowsmith Technologies and General Electric.
Rich is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Engineering. He served as an officer in the army overseas and in the US before achieving the rank of Captain and leaving for private industry. He also holds an MBA from Boston University.
President and Chief Revenue Officer
Dave has over 20 years’ experience designing and executing growth strategies in the broadband communications industry.
In his current role, Dave’s responsibilities span marketing & sales, product management, content acquisition as well as business strategy and planning. A member of the founding team for Atlantic Broadband in 2003, his efforts have led to numerous successful product launches such as residential and commercial telephony, Gigabit Internet and advanced business services offerings; groundbreaking partnerships with TiVo and Netflix; and innovative bundling strategies that have led to superior customer results.
Prior to Atlantic Broadband, Dave held business development and product marketing roles in startups that had innovative technologies in the media and broadband infrastructure segments. Dave started his career in cable at Continental Cablevision where he was part of the team that launched one of the industry’s first Broadband Internet services.
Dave has a BA in History from Yale University as well as an MBA from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pat is a seasoned executive with experience providing financial management for telecommunication, energy conservation and accounting services companies for 15 years.
Pat is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, with a degree in Accounting and Management.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Leslie has 20 years of experience advising clients on legal and regulatory matters in the cable and telecommunications industry.
Leslie is a graduate of the State University of New York – Fredonia and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Vice President and General Manager, South Carolina
Debbie has more than 25 years of experience managing and overseeing business strategy, offering technical support, implementation and sales and marketing operations in the telecommunications industry.
Debbie has been with Atlantic Broadband for nearly three years. Most recently, she served as the company’s Business Sales and Service Director for South Carolina. In this role, she worked with current and prospective local businesses to ensure their business communications services and products worked seamlessly to meet growing demands. Prior to joining Atlantic Broadband, Debbie worked in Business Sales for both WOW! Cable And Knology.
Debbie graduated with degrees in Business Management and Psychology from the University of South Carolina at Aiken.
Vice President, Business Sales
Gerardo has more than 17 years of executive experience in telecommunications, finance, and technology.
Most recently, Gerardo served as the CEO at WANRack, a provider of private fiber WANs for school districts. Previously, he was the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at FPL-FiberNet and also held prior roles at General Electric in finance, business development and sourcing.
Gerardo holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a mechanical and electrical engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Gerardo resides in Miami, Florida and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Charles P. Hanley
Vice President and General Manager, Connecticut
Charles (Chap) has over thirty years of experience
overseeing customer service and field operations in
the cable industry.
Chap holds a B.A. degree from Hobart College and his M.A.L.S. degree from Dartmouth College.
Vice President, Engineering
Kristell is a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of experience in engineering of telephone and cable television infrastructures.
Kristell is a graduate of Misericordia University with a BS in Psychology and also holds Associates Degrees in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology from Penn State. She is an active member of SCTE, the premier membership organization for technical cable telecommunications professionals as well as a member of WICT.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pennsylvania
Curt is a seasoned industry veteran with nearly thirty years of technical operations and engineering support in the cable industry.
He began his career with TCI and went on to work for both Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications in Pennsylvania. In 2003, Curt served a year in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Warrant Officer in a Combat Engineer Battalion, US Army Reserves.
Curt is currently serving as Secretary on the Pennsylvania-Ohio SCTE Board and graduated from Penn State University with an AA in Electrical Engineering and BA in Labor Relations.
Vice President, Customer Care
Courtney has been an integral member of the Atlantic Broadband Customer care organization for the past
Courtney holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing an MBA from St. Francis University. She is also a member of the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies.
Vice President, Programming
Heather has a distinguished career in video content strategy, negotiation and distribution with over 15 years at NBC Universal, STARZ and Disney.
In 2014, Heather was named as a “40 under 40” executive in CableFax Magazine. Within the industry, she has been active with both CTAM and WICT, and received a CTAM TAMI award for her chapter leadership at CTAM.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Roanoke College in Salem, VA.
Elizabeth L. Michelsen
Vice President and General Manager, Florida
Elizabeth (Lizzie) is a proven cable industry performer with over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Operations, and Customer Relations.
Lizzie holds a B.A. degree from Bates College in Sociology.
Vice President and General Manager, Maryland and Delaware
Scott is a seasoned telecommunications veteran with more than 30 years of experience overseeing engineering, customer care, finance, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing operations.
Scott holds a B.S. degree from Illinois State University and is pursuing a M.S. degree in Electric Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in human resource management, operations and training and organizational development.
Tom began his career in the US Air Force where he was involved with personnel training and development in addition to flight operations. He was recalled to active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Allied Force and was awarded three Air Medals for his missions. Tom is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Air National Guard.
Tom has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Economics and an MPA in Administrative Organization and Management from Golden Gate University.