James Blackley

Charter Communications

James Blackley joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology on October 15, 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Blackley served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology for Cablevision where he was employed from 1996 to 2012. Prior to Cablevision, Mr. Blackley designed software and systems with evolving development and technology with Royal Insurance, Depository Trust Company, Long Island Lighting Company, Con Edison and American International Group.

Chuck Fisher

Charter Communications

Chuck is SVP, Corporate Finance at Charter Communications, and, in this capacity, is responsible for all capital markets, M&A and venture investing activities.  Prior to joining Charter in 2013, he served as Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities, LLC.  Previously he was the head of the media investment banking practice for the Americas at Nomura Securities, where he was a Managing Director.  Prior to that he was based in London and led the European cable business for Lehman Brothers.  From 2000 to 2007 Chuck was a member of Lehman Brothers’ US Media & Communications team in New York.  Chuck holds a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Columbia University, and lives in New York City with his wife Rebecca and their three children.

Patrick Macken


Patrick Macken is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at ARRIS. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the company’s legal function.

Macken joined ARRIS from Troutman Sanders LLP, where he served as partner in the firm’s Corporate Group, providing legal counsel and support to ARRIS for more than 10 years. His legal expertise spans securities law, M&A, capital markets, commercial law and corporate governance.

Macken holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.