Perley McBride is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Cox Communications, and is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain, Content Acquisition and Programming, Cox Media, Mergers and Acquisitions, and the Integration Management Office.
McBride joined Cox Communications in 2018. With more than 25 years of experience in the communications industry, McBride has worked in telecom, wireless, media, and cable with both domestic and multinational companies. He has a proven track record of helping companies achieve sustained growth in complex and competitive marketplaces and in establishing, building, and developing the finance function, acquiring new businesses, improving operations/costs, integrating people/processes/systems, transitioning organizations, capitalizing on synergies, and gaining buy-in/consensus among disparate groups.
Prior to joining Cox, McBride was the CFO of Frontier Communications. He also held CFO roles at Cable & Wireless PLC and Cricket Communications & Leap Wireless and was part of the executive teams that led to their sales to Liberty Global PLC and AT&T respectively. McBride also served as the executive vice president of finance for The Weather Channel overseeing all finance functions and the financial performance of all entities associated with The Weather Company.
McBride holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is the executive sponsor of the Cox Momentum Employee Resource Group and serves on the board of directors of Curing Kids Cancer. He and his wife reside in Atlanta, and they are the parents of three daughters.