Welcome to Gregg Bien, our new CFO!
May 30th, 2019
Starry is excited to welcome Gregg Bien as our first-ever Chief Financial Officer.
Gregg has more than 30 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for the mobile division of Assurant, a global Fortune 500 specialty insurance provider. He holds a CPA and earned his MBA from UCLA. Read more about Gregg’s experience here.
Financial experience aside, we think he’s a pretty cool guy. What you won’t learn from our press release is that Gregg was born in the Bronx and grew up in Los Angeles. He’s lived in Las Vegas, Sacramento, Seattle and Virginia, and spent time in Tokyo while he was at Assurant. In case you’re wondering (we were), his favorite place to live was Seattle, with the perfect mix of the great outdoors and urban life.
We have Gregg to thank in-part for the rebooted Mickey Mouse Club - yes, that means Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling. During his tenure at Walt Disney, his finance team started The Disney Channel which was one of the first pay entertainment services. He has two daughters, one of whom is a state champion coxswain and inspired Gregg to join a rowing team! His other daughter is a state champion tennis player and the Youth Chairperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In the time that he is not at Starry, rowing or traveling for work, he enjoys vacationing in Maui with his daughters and wife, Diana.
Gregg joins our team during a time of rapid growth. We doubled the number of employees at Starry in the past year (so many new friends in the office!) and we’re now serving customers in five cities with more coming soon. To keep this momentum going, we need a great person helping sustain our expansion. We are happy to have him on board.