VP, Finance, Spectrum Reach Charter Communications
Ruth Sandhaas is Vice President of Finance for Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales division of Charter Communications. Ruth leads the consolidated annual budget, quarterly forecast and month-end financial close process for the division. She and her team also oversee the day to day financial needs of multiple functional areas within the business, including Marketing, Operations, HR, Advanced Advertising Products, Pricing and Business Intelligence.
Since joining Charter in 2017, Ruth has assisted in transforming the Finance department into a more cohesive group, ensuring consistent tracking and reporting of financial performance and encouraging sharing best practices, building strong, collaborative relationships and streamlining business processes. She is a founding member of both the Spectrum Reach Mentoring and Values Committees and currently serves as a mentor within the organization.
Prior to joining Charter, Ruth worked at AMC Networks and Cablevision Systems Corporation (now Altice USA) for over 19 years, holding key financial roles of progressive responsibility in the Accounting and Finance organization, most recently as VP Finance for WE tv and AMC Networks Advertising Sales Finance. She also served on the company’s mentoring and culture committees. Before joining AMC Networks, Ruth held accounting and financial reporting positions at several firms, including EMI Music and Ogilvy & Mather.
Ruth earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. She is the mother of two teenage sons and resides in Long Island, NY, with her husband, Jack.