Linda Kondrick, CPA
Linda Kondrick has 15 years of experience in the cable industry, is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in the accounting field for 25 years. Most recently, Linda served at Cobridge Communications as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Linda was previously Vice President / Controller at Broadstripe, LLC, a Saint Louis-based cable company, for 12 years. She began her cable career at Charter Communications where she served as a Senior Accountant.
Linda's unique skill set spans accounting and finance functions along with an indepth knowledge of cable programming issues. Linda has a solid track record of disputing and negotiating network audits resulting in settlements of just pennies on the dollar. Linda pioneered the process of electronically uploading NCTC invoices directly to the NCTC, and was instrumental in developing an electronic reporting system for non-NCTC programmers and broadcasters. Linda has extensive experience integrating newly acquired systems into existing billing systems, and has expertise in copyright analysis, budgeting, cash planning and mapping billing codes to the appropriate programming tiers.
Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and also holds an Associate’s degree in Data Processing from Meramec Community College. With two grown sons in college, Linda has embraced her new assignment as a Leverage superhero. She is faster than a speeding bullet, definitely more powerful than any accountant you've ever met and can leap monthly financials in a single bound! Although a superhero's work is never done, Linda manages to make time for some weekend relaxation with her husband at their place on Table Rock Lake.
Cheryl Summers is an accomplished and versatile cable television professional with a proven track record of expert contract negotiation, cost reduction, grassroots marketing and management of diverse operational areas spanning over 15 years. As Vice President - Programming for Cobridge Communications, Cheryl reduced the annual programming expenses by over 17% in her first year.
Prior to joining Cobridge Communications, Cheryl served a variety of independent operators and NCTC members as a consultant and as a part of a contracted management team. During this time, she played key roles in launching VOD, phone service, home security and technical support lines of service. A primary client where Ms. Summers oversaw marketing and programming experienced ARPU growth from just over $50 to more than $90 in a 24-month period.
Cheryl began her cable career at Millennium Digital Media where she eventually became Director of Programming. At Millennium, Ms. Summers developed lineups and worked very closely with the technical operations team to launch digital television in dozens of headends.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication and Political Science from Southwest Baptist University. When she is not busy saving the cable world from excessive license fees and unnecessary network distribution requirements, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband who can also tell you more than you ever wanted to know about how sports rights are ruining video margins.