Edward Rogers III
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|Edward Rogers III|
|Born||Edward Samuel Rogers III
June 22, 1969
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario|
|Home town||Toronto, Ontario|
|Predecessor||Ted Rogers, Jr.|
|Board member of||Rogers Communications Inc.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Economic Council of Canada
|Spouse(s)||Suzanne Angelique Rogers (m. 2006), 3 children|
|Parent(s)||Ted Rogers, Jr.
Edward Samuel Rogers III (born June 22, 1969) is a Canadian businessman. As of 2009 Rogers is the deputy chairman of Rogers Communications. Rogers is the chair of the Rogers Control Trust, which controls the majority of the voting shares of Rogers Communications Inc.
Life and career
Rogers is the deputy chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. and is also chairman of the Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, and the Executive Committee. He is chairman of Rogers Bank, chairman of The Toronto Blue Jays and a director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and CableLabs. Rogers is Chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club.
Much of Rogers' focus during his almost 20 years with Rogers Communications has focused around innovation. In 1997 he launched wireless data at Rogers Wireless and signed a deal making Rogers the first carrier anywhere to launch the BlackBerry. In 2003 under his leadership Rogers entered the enterprise business segment under Rogers Cable. He deployed packet-cable local telephony services at Rogers Cable in Q3 2005. In 2011 he led the launch of Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, the fifth Rogers product. In 2013 he will lead the Companys launch into financial services with the launch of the mobile wallet and the launch of a Rogers branded credit card. In 2012 these initiatives contributed over $3.5 billion of revenue to Rogers.
From January 2003 to September 2009 Edward was President & Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Cable Inc., which consists of three business units. Rogers Cable is Canada's largest Cable Company offering cable television, high-speed Internet access and residential telephony services. Rogers Business Solutions division is a national provider of voice communications services, data networking and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses across the country. Rogers Retail is one of the largest retail chains in Canada with more than 475 stores. In 2009 Rogers Cable generated over $3.8 billion in revenue, over $1.3 billion in EBITDA and had over 14,000 employees.
Under his leadership Rogers Cables EBITDA more than doubled. Free cashflow saw an over $800M improvement and in 2009 the Company produced nearly $500M in Free Cash Flow. At the end of tenure Rogers Cable led the Canadian Cable industry in RGU penetration and ARPU per customer.
From October 2000 until December 2002, Rogers was Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy, for Rogers Communications Inc. In this capacity, he was responsible for directing and co-ordinating strategic planning and budgeting.
From November 1998 until September 2000, Rogers was the Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto region, representing 850,000 customers for Rogers Cable Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Rogers was responsible for financial performance, sales performance and customer satisfaction. His responsibilities included Sales, Marketing, Customer Communications, Call Centre Operations and Technical Operations.
From March 1996 until November 1998, Rogers was Vice President & General Manager of Paging, Data and Emerging Technologies for Rogers Wireless. His accomplishments at Rogers Wireless included increasing the profitably of the Paging division and the launch of wireless data. Prior to that he served as Director of Sales for Rogers Cable Inc., where he was responsible for retail, audit sales and sales administration.
Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and worked for Comcast Corporation in the Philadelphia area from 1993 to 1996 before returning to Canada to work with the family firm.
Rogers and his wife Suzanne A. Rogers have three children, Chloé, Edward and Jack, and they live in Toronto. Rogers is a descendant of Timothy Rogers (Quaker leader), the founder of Newmarket, Ontario and Pickering, Ontario.
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