Cox Enterprises appoints Luis Avila-Marco to lead corporate strategy

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Cox Enterprises has named Luis Avila-Marco as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. Avila-Marco will lead Cox's corporate strategy and oversee a team that focuses on diversification and long-term growth outside of the company's core businesses. He also will serve as an adviser to Cox's existing portfolio of companies as it explores future opportunities.

Prior to joining Cox Enterprises, Avila-Marco worked as an independent consultant and corporate adviser for technology companies. Preceding that, he worked at Juniper Networks, where he spent six years as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development. In that role, he was responsible for corporate strategy and growing the company through mergers, acquisitions, business development and venture investments. He also spent 14 years at Scientific-Atlanta, a Cisco company, rising from an engineering manager to become vice president of corporate strategic planning.

"We're excited about what Luis brings to the table for Cox," said Dallas Clement, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cox Enterprises. "We're a company that thinks long term, and Luis' experience will help us as we manage our portfolio of businesses' plan for success today – and in the future."

Avila-Marco has a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University Goizueta Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

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