Leadership

Ed Renicker

Ed Renicker

CEO

Tom Donohue

Tom Donohue

COO

Bill Little

Bill Little

CFO

Charlie Holmes

Charlie Holmes

SVP, Regional Ad Sales

John Verre

John Verre

SVP, National Sales and Advanced Products

Karen Au Claro

Karen Au Claro

General Counsel

Dana Barakat

Dana Barakat

VP, Marketing & Communications

Bobbi Butler-Schreib

Bobbi Butler-Schreib

VP, Customer Fulfillment & Commercial Traffic Operations

Judy Courtney

Judy Courtney

VP, Human Resources

Michael Felicetti

Michael Felicetti

VP, News

Randi Langford

Randi Langford

VP, Political Programming & Local Sales Advertising

Beth Miller

Beth Miller

VP, National Ad Sales

Tom McLoughlin

Tom McLoughlin

VP, Regional Sales

Mike Minardi

Mike Minardi

VP, Regional Sales

Ed Renicker

Ed Renicker is the Chief Executive Officer for NYI, LLC, a joint venture between Altice USA, Charter Communications and Comcast. As CEO, Ed was instrumental in the creation of the new NYI, which today reaches over 20 million people in the largest advertising market in the country. He is responsible for all elements of the organization including Sales, Operations, Marketing, Research and Financial Reporting.

With a distinguished career in media and advertising that spans over 30 years, Ed has become a widely known and respected figure in the industry, thanks to his strong business instincts and astute strategic vision which have consistently delivered impressive results.

Ed served as President of Altice Media Sales, Altice USA, from 2016 through 2018. In this role, he was responsible for all sales and operations for NYI, Altice Local Ad Sales and News 12 Networks. Prior to Altice’s acquisition of Cablevision, Ed held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Cablevision Media Sales. He led all aspects of the advertising sales operations for NYI, Local Ad Sales, and News 12 Networks. Before moving into that position, Ed was the Executive Vice President and General Manager for New York Interconnect from 2002-2013, managing all elements of the NYI’s business including Sales, Traffic, Operations, Research and Marketing.

Ed began his career on the advertising agency side at Rosenfeld, Sirowitz, & Lawson. He then moved to Young & Rubicam as Senior Planner, working on various accounts including New York Telephone, Thomas’ English Muffins, and Gillette. In 1987, he joined Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation (RASCO) as an Account Executive for the company’s rep firm Cable Networks Incorporated (CNI).

Ed has a B.A. in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology and served as a board member for the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) from 2014-2018.

Favorite quote:

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

Tom Donohue

As NYI’s Chief Operating Officer, Tom leads the ad sales operations, products and strategy. He plays a crucial role in the design and implementation of NYI’s Audience One platform (which offers advertisers a seamless, integrated solution to reach over 20 million people in the largest advertising market in the country).

Tom was the COO for Altice Media Solutions, which included NYI as well as Altice Local Media East & West (formerly Suddenlink). His responsibilities included overall technology leadership, strategy, pricing & planning, traffic, commercial insertion, information technology, campaign management and products.

Tom has more than 35 years of technology experience. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., where he was a member of the HFM U.S. executive team for three years. He was also on the Lagardère Active International IT Governance Council where he played an integral role in its strategic direction, development and growth.

He also served as Vice President of Information Technology Applications at Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, and Vice President of Professional Services & Software Development at Syllogy Corp.

Tom co-authored a white paper, TV Advertising Programmatic Trading Protocol, which outlined a new procedure for facilitating the buying and selling of TV inventory based on segmented audiences.

Tom received a B.S. from Manhattan College.

Favorite Quote:
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
Thus unlamented let me die,
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie.

– from the poem “Solitude” by Alexander Pope

Bill Little

As the Chief Financial Officer for NYI financial strategy, Bill is tasked with maximizing linear, addressable and digital advertising opportunities to over 17 million people in the New York market.

Bill is an accomplished Fortune 100 financial executive with extensive knowledge and expertise in financial operations and reporting, treasury management, global business development and corporate strategy functions. He has a proven track record in financial management, increasing sales and operational efficiency in the execution of new business initiatives and cost structure management.

Prior to joining NYI, Bill spent over nine years at DIRECTV, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Development & Treasurer. In that role, he was responsible for all global capital structure management, treasury operations and strategic new business development initiatives for both DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America, totaling over $30 billion in annual revenue and over 35 million television subscribers.

He also served as Vice President of Media Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch, and prior to that was an Associate for Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors, LLC.

Bill earned his Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Charlie Holmes

As Senior Vice President, Charlie leads NYI’s three regional sales teams. He is responsible for setting and executing the company’s sales strategy while increasing revenue and ROI across all NYI platforms (linear, digital, addressable and news products), and maximizing client acquisition and retention among agencies, brands and programmers.

With over 30 years of experience, Charlie is a proven leader in launching cutting-edge advertising platforms and successfully bringing them to market. Before being named to his current position, he spent 15 years at NCC Media, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading sales teams and managing the company’s linear programmatic platform, Passport, as well as the local advertising sales product, I+.

Prior to NCC, he was the Senior Vice President of International Sales for CNBC, responsible for U.S.-based advertisers looking to reach viewers across Europe and Asia. He also served as a Sales Representative for CNBC’s domestic channel.

His career began with a 12-year run at Blair Television. As VP/Director of Sales, he was accountable for national sales across key markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Charlie also serves as Immediate Past-President for The Exchange Club of New Canaan, a renowned volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for local charities, with a central focus on the prevention of child abuse.

Charlie holds an M.A. from Michigan State University, and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a thesis on Multiple Forecasting System for the Telecommunications and Cable Industry.

Favorite quote from Henry Ford (edited slightly):
“If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you’re right.”

John Verre

John Verre is the Senior Vice President of National Sales and Advanced Products for the NYI. As the head of sales, John is responsible for setting and executing the company’s national sales strategy while leveraging NYI’s best-in-class Audience One platform to maximize reach and revenue for his team’s high-profile clients and brands.

Verre’s highly-distinguished career in media sales spans over two decades. Prior to being named to his current position at NYI, John held several senior management roles throughout his twenty-plus year career at Cablevision. He is widely known and respected in the industry for his strong business instincts, astute strategic vision, and comprehensive knowledge of markets across all categories.

An invaluable member of the NYI family, Verre consistently delivers strong results—with stellar ROIs—for numerous advertisers across all business verticals.

Karen Au Claro

As General Counsel for NYI, Karen handles all of the company’s strategic and operational legal matters. She brings over 30 years of legal experience and expertise in complex intellectual property issues, licensing and ownership of technology, privacy and data security issues, advertising and media law, and commercial transactions.

Prior to her current position, Karen worked for twenty years at Cablevision Systems Corporation where she was an in-house lawyer for various sports, entertainment and news businesses, including AMC, IFC, Fuse, SportsChannel, MSG, Newsday and News12. Her responsibilities included managing both an in-house legal team and outside counsel that provided operations-related legal support.

Karen began her career at Robinson, Pearce, Aronson & Berman, which merged with Bryan Cave LLP in 2002. As an associate in the Corporate Department of that New York City law firm, she worked on numerous corporate, financing and securities matters for several high-profile companies.

Karen earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Binghamton University.

BEST PIECE OF CAREER ADVICE:
Always be curious and never stop learning.

Dana Barakat

As the head of marketing and communications for NYI, Dâna is responsible for driving strategic positioning and impactful marketing campaigns for NYI’s various products and services, leading all corporate communications, social media, sales collateral and content marketing efforts. She brings with her 15+ years of experience in marketing and strategy, along with a unique blend of creative and collaborative leadership experience across agency, corporate and consulting environments.

Prior to joining NYI, Dâna was the Vice President of Marketing and Client Services for Altice USA, where she was responsible for all media sales divisions including Altice Media Solutions, Suddenlink Media and New York Interconnect. From 2010-2016, Dâna worked as a consultant in marketing and product development, collaborating with media agencies, technology start-ups and production companies on key campaigns, product development, product marketing and TV/video production. Some of her high-profile clients included Cablevision Media Sales, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Fox News, Ritani and Sprinklr.

Dâna has an M.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland College Park.

“Generosity is giving more than you can. Pride is taking less than you need.“
-Khalil Gibran

Bobbi Butler-Schreib

As the Vice President of Customer Fulfillment & Commercial Traffic Operations for NYI, Bobbi leads the fulfillment, scheduling and invoicing for all advertising orders, PSAs and promotions—totaling $200 million dollars annually. She is also tasked with implementing new policies, procedures and work flows for the traffic, sales and commercial insertion divisions, while optimizing revenue in times of oversell to maintain contract share, cost per points and ratings points.

With over 15 years of experience, Bobbi is an end-to-end business solutions executive who has been with New York Interconnect since its inception. She brings with her a notable track record that includes surpassing revenue, profit and business growth objectives within start-up and rapid-change environments. She has also become a go-to resource for crucial platforms including Eclipse®, Strata, TIM, SOS and OSCAR.

Her many achievements at NYI (formerly Altice Media USA) include the launch of Altice’s first international network, i24, in the U.S., the integration of the first addressable solution for a national station’s cable system (in partnership with Visible World), and the implementation of the first EDI Paperless Contract transfer process (from sales to traffic) using the Strata Contract Management System.

Prior to the creation of the new NYI, and its acquisition by Altice USA, Bobbi held the same position at Cablevision.

She received her B.A. from Hofstra University.

Best Career Advice:
Never say “no” when an opportunity is offered to you; you might not get asked again.

Judy Courtney

Judy is the Vice President of Human Resources for NYI. She leads HR in all areas of the department including everything from the development, guidance and implementation of company culture, systems and processes to executive development, employee engagement, company innovation and the corporate leadership that fosters the growth of the entire organization. Judy’s extensive experience in business and human resources make her an expert in the areas of building business performances and aligning the inter-departmental strategies that are an immeasurable contribution to the overall success of the company.

Prior to becoming part of NYI, Judy was already a valued member of the Cablevision family having served as the Vice President/Senior Business Partner at AlticeUSA where she supported all sales organizations throughout the rapidly changing company transformations. Judy’s impressive 20+ year career also includes leadership roles for JP Morgan Chase where she served as Vice President, Leadership Development, and Capital One where she was Senior Director of HR.

Judy has a B.A. and M.A. from Manhattan College and is very active in local civic organizations having served as President of the Garden City Eastern Property Owners Association and as Director at the Recreation and Culture Affairs Commission, as well as being a founding member of the Garden City Mobility Impaired Committee. She also lends her HR and business expertise to speak on industry panels, webinars, and in thought leadership pieces.

In addition to all her efforts in furthering the success of the corporation, Judy never loses sight of the individuals who make up that organization. She prioritizes the well-being of the people of NYI by creating Town Halls, team-building activities, and heading up The Great Life Team to make sure that there’s always some fun in the mix! When she’s not busy bettering the lives of her NYI teams, Judy loves to travel the globe, spend time with friends and family, and no matter what happens, Judy will never – never – give up on the Mets!

Favorite Quote:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams

Michael Felicetti

As the Vice President of NYI’s News division, Michael oversees all local news sales business from agencies, brands and ad-buying services. His main responsibilities include the implementation of strategies that drive the News 12, NY1 portion of NYI’s revenue, while overseeing inventory management, sales training and on-air sponsorships. He also serves as the main point of contact for News 12 and NY1 station management.

Before being named to his current position at NYI, Michael served as Vice President of New Sales at the former New York Interconnect, where he led the migration of the News 12 Networks regional and national revenues into the NYI sales organization, which totaled $29 million.

From 2008-2016, Michael was the Vice President of Regional Sales for News 12, where he developed strategic sales plans and led a team of six account executives to 100% growth over eight years—ultimately resulting in $20M in revenue. Prior to joining News 12, he held senior positions at 1010 WINS. As the General Sales Manager from 2003-2008, he was responsible for the development and implementation of overall strategic plans designed to achieve annual sales budgets of $60M.

Michael is also credited with helping to generate new direct-to-client revenue for 1010 WINS by building a new sales division from the ground up, overseeing all recruitment, training and sales initiatives. During this time, revenue grew to $5 million in 3 years.

He began his career as a Promotion Director for WFAN Radio.

Michael holds a B.S. from Syracuse University.

BEST PIECE OF CAREER ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED:
“I was given two ears and one mouth for a reason – to listen twice as much as I speak.”

Randi Langford

Randi leads all of NYI’s political sales efforts, both regionally and nationally. She is responsible for the management of all accounts, strategies, delivery and reporting to clients throughout the NYI footprint.

Randi is an experienced sales executive who has been a part of the NYI family for over 25 years. She brings with her a solid track record that includes hugely successful cross-platform ad campaigns and a strong network of agency and client relationships. Her more recent accomplishments include the creation of 2018 political rates for all local cable systems (which surpassed the budget for the 2017 political campaign season by more than 200%).

Prior to the April 2018 spin-off of the new NYI, Randi held the same position at parent company Altice USA. She also served as the Director of Regional Sales (prior to its acquisition by Altice USA) for five years. In this role, she was tasked with leading the execution of media strategies, managing the assignments of accounts, agencies and prospects, and owning the annual budget.

She began her career with an 18-year run as an Account Executive at Rainbow Media (a division of Cablevision, now AMC Networks), where she helped deliver market share growth for major blue-chip accounts including General Motors, American Express and Chase.

Randi earned her M.A. at Teachers College, Columbia University and her B.A. from George Washington University.

Favorite Quote:
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney

Beth Miller

As the VP of National Sales for NYI, Beth is responsible for identifying and selling unique advertising opportunities across the New York market to national and regional brands, leveraging NYI’s best-in-class linear, addressable TV, IP targeting, OTT and VOD solutions.

Beth has built a successful career by developing new and innovative opportunities for clients, and by executing campaigns across a multitude of media platforms—ensuring a more targeted, powerful reach and stronger ROI.

Prior to being named to her current role, Beth held several positions with NYI, including Senior Director of National Sales and National Sales Manager. She began as an Account Executive in 2013, where she was responsible for account management as well as negotiating cable, addressable, digital and interactive advertising solutions.

Before joining NYI, Beth worked at Cablevision for over five years, more recently as the Senior Media Planner, supporting sales staff in all areas, including linear, cable media, interactive advertising, marketing and research. She joined the company in 2007 as a National Sales Coordinator.

Beth earned her B.A. from Marist College and played D1 lacrosse for all four years as the point position, the last line of defense before the goalie. Go Red Foxes! She also played center midfield and sweeper positions in club soccer and was an avid member of dance club. To date, and with the tally always rising, she has run 7 marathons, including NYC (3x), Philly, Chicago, and San Diego (2x).

Most recently, in the spring of 2020, Beth earned an Executive Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
“You give life to what you give energy to.”

Tom McLoughlin

As NYI’s Vice President of Regional Sales, Tom leads the execution of critical media strategies, as well as account management for agencies and prospects. He is responsible for maximizing ad revenue across all platforms through the execution of data-driven, cross-screen campaign strategies that consistently deliver impressive results.

Tom is a client-focused sales executive with over 15 years of experience in advertising and media sales. He has built a strong network of agency and client relationships through years of successful ad campaigns.

Prior to being named to his current position, Tom worked as an Account Executive where he was responsible for selling targeted TV campaigns, including traditional linear and addressable. Before joining NYI, Tom held several positions at Cablevision, including Sales Planner and National Sales Coordinator. He joined the company as a Sales Assistant in 2003.

Tom received his B.A. from Providence College.

Mike Minardi

As the Vice President of Regional Sales for NYI, Michael leads the execution of highly-successful media strategies, managing the assignments of accounts, agencies, and prospects while ensuring that both individual and team goals are consistently met.

Michael has 20+ years of experience in the media sales industry. He is an expert in working alongside high-profile clients on large-scale campaigns that drive engagement and revenue while using best-in-class multiscreen advertising solutions. Prior to being named to his current position at NYI, Michael served as Account Executive and was tasked with selling targeted TV campaigns including traditional linear and addressable.

He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.