|Charlie E. Hoffman
Charles Hoffman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Covad Communications.
Hoffman is a 25-year telecommunications veteran with experience in broadband, wireless, cable, and local and long-distance. Since joining Covad in June 2001, Hoffman has successfully restructured the company and dramatically reduced expenses while achieving 36% growth in subscriber lines and EBITDA profitability during 2003. Covad achieved cash-flow positive in the second quarter of 2004.
Prior to joining Covad, Hoffman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers AT&T, Canada's largest, national wireless service provider. Under his leadership, the company grew from fourth to first place in a market of four national wireless providers. He also successfully negotiated the sale of one-third interest in this publicly traded company (NYSE and TSE) to a partnership of AT&T and British Telecom. While at Rogers, Hoffman also served as a Senior Vice President of Rogers Communications where he gained extensive experience with Rogers Cable, Canada's largest cable company, a leader in the roll-out of high speed Internet service.
Prior to Rogers, Hoffman held senior management positions at Sprint PCS, SBC Communications, AT&T and IBM.