Our Story

 
 

Leverage Cable Consulting was founded in 2011. Founders, Cheryl Summers and Linda Kondrick, saw an unanswered need in the cable and telecom industry. Small to mid-sized operators needed the same level of video content and product management expertise that the larger companies had, but often these responsibilities were handled by individuals with primary responsibilities in other areas of the business. Full-time positions to cover these responsibilities weren't an option for many operators, but they needed help nonetheless. Leverage Cable Consulting provides solutions for operators of all sizes. Whether an executive team requires extra assistance during a time of transition or whether a company needs to hand-off video content management entirely, Leverage meets these needs.

 Cheryl and Linda have both been in the trenches of independent cable having spent their careers working in the industry. Before establishing Leverage Cable Consulting, Cheryl had served as Vice President of Programming for Cobridge Communications, an MVPD with 60,000 television and internet subscribers in the Midwest. Prior to Cobridge, Cheryl was Director of Programming for Millennium Digital Media, a top 20 NCTC member company at the time. Linda, a Certified Public Accountant, worked at Charter and Millennium Digital Media before serving at Cobridge as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Our team has expanded to include Scott Abbott and Doug Maglothin. Scott served as Executive Vice President at the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and most recently led Frontier Communications' content efforts as VP - Video Strategy & Sales.  Doug’s history in the business includes working as a Product Marketing Consultant for Verizon Wireless and Director of Product Development for Ritter Communications.

An Approved Service Provider of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Leverage serves clients as small a single headend with a few hundred subscribers to MVPDs who are some of the largest NCTC member clients. Companies we have served include: TDS Telecommunications, Ritter Communications, Vyve Broadband, ATC Broadband, Kingsland Cable, GTA TeleGuam, CP-Tel, Mid-Atlantic Broadband, Wide Open West and more.

We pride ourselves in creating solutions for our clients. We also take a special point of pride in coming alongside our clients as a member of their employee team, and the long-lasting relationships we have within the industry. We aren't in the sales business.  When is the last time you've heard a consultant be accused of charging too little? It's happened to us, and it speaks directly to the value that we bring to our independent operator partners. We are in the solution and partnership business!