Cablevision names Samsung exec as product management EVP
Michelle Clancy
| 22 May 2014
Cablevision Systems has appointed Samsung wireless honcho Kevin Packingham as executive vice president of product management.

Packingham, 43, will be responsible for defining and driving the customer experience from conceptualisation to strategy to execution for Cablevision's video, online, wireless and interactive products. He will also work closely with the sales and marketing, operations, programming and engineering groups to help deliver a superior customer experience.

"Kevin is a respected technology executive with a strong record of bringing leading-edge products and services to consumers," said Kristin Dolan, Cablevision's COO. "His unique background makes him well suited to help drive innovation and growth by leading effective product strategy in a manner that best serves the needs of both our customers and the organisation."

A veteran telecommunications and technology executive, Packingham most recently served as chief product officer for Samsung Telecommunications America, where he managed the full portfolio of Samsung handsets, tablets and wearable devices in the US market. He was responsible for all components of product delivery, including concept creation, product planning/strategy, technology roadmaps, product marketing and full lifecycle product management.

Prior to Samsung, he served as CEO of secured managed services provider Amerilink Telecom. He also spent more than a decade at Sprint-Nextel, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, eventually serving as its senior vice president of product and technology development. There, he managed the company's entire portfolio of wireless and wireline products and services, overseeing long-term technology strategy while maintaining the product roadmap, project delivery and ongoing lifecycle support.

Packingham holds a BS in psychology with an emphasis in business management from Evangel University; an MA in human factors with an emphasis in software design, development and testing from The University of Dayton; and a PhD in psychology with an emphasis in psychophysiology from Washington University