Kinetic by Windstream Names Clay Fisher as CMO


Clay Fisher has been named chief marketing officer of Kinetic. As a marketing executive with a track record of driving growth for major subscription-based consumer brands, Fisher brings a rare mix of marketing, product, and e-commerce management expertise to the company.

“Clay’s success in customer acquisition, retention and revenue growth will bring an added level of sophistication to our marketing efforts that will elevate the Kinetic brand,” said Jeff Small, president of Kinetic.

Fisher previously worked as senior vice president of consumer marketing and revenue at The New York Times, where he oversaw the transition from a primarily ad revenue-based business model to a subscription-based business model by doubling subscriptions in just three years. Prior to that, he was vice president of the digital media group for DIRECTV. He’s also held a range of marketing leadership roles for Travelocity, and his own digital marketing agency.

Fisher holds a master’s degree in technology management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in marketing from George Washington University. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.

Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream Holdings, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S.