Vice President-Product Development and Management, Cox Business Services Cox Communications Inc.
Kristine Faulkner has served as Vice President of Product Development and Management since February of 2004 for Cox’s business services division. Ms. Faulkner’s team has responsibility for leading the definition, development and implementation of commercial products for Cox Business Services’ customers, as well as is responsible for product lifecycle management.
Since joining Cox, her team has launched a business-centric product portfolio extending across voice, data, and wireless solutions. Such products include: Cox Business Internet (Cox’s tiered high speed data cable modem service); Cox Optical Internet (fiber-fed dedicated Internet access); web hosting services; VPN services; LD and toll free services; wireless data solutions and local telephone services to new markets using circuit switched technologies and VoIP platforms. Collectively these services have helped Cox achieve significant growth in the business services market.
Ms. Faulkner joined Cox Communications in June of 2000 as a Senior Product Manager of Web Hosting Services. Prior to joining Cox, she served as general manager and director of Internet publishing for the Daily Press in Newport News, VA – a Tribune Company owned newspaper.
Ms. Faulkner began her career in the newspaper industry as a photographer, but through her 10-year tenure at the Tribune Co., she held multiple business development and leadership roles in the area of online media and online auto and real estate classifieds. Ms. Faulkner has had the challenge and the good fortune to help organizations embrace change and grow new markets enabled by technology. In the newspaper industry, the challenge was to recognize the opportunities presented by the Internet, principally in the online classifieds business. In the cable industry, it’s addressing the bountiful opportunities with the commercial services sector.
A Newport News, Virginia native, Ms. Faulkner now lives in Atlanta, Ga. She holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ithaca College in New York. Ms. Faulkner is an executive member of Women in Cable and Telecommunications and is also an active member of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, serving on their business services council. She was selected in the May 2006 Multichannel News edition as a “Top 40 Under 40” honoree and was also selected to CableWorld’s “Top Women in Technology” in November of 2006.