Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School
Warren was raised in Oceanside spending one year at a Franciscan seminary before transferring to OHS. He joined Bill Wagner’s swim team his sophomore year where he lettered varsity three years. He then became an Oceanside lifeguard and was promoted to lifeguard Lieutenant. Warren started his career at the Blade Tribune as an advertising salesman. He then transitioned into the cable TV industry and held senior management positions such as managing director of North San Diego County CATV (cable TV), LA Times, and Cox Enterprises as VP of their CATV system in Spokane, WA. At VideoTron Ltee in Montreal, he was appointed as President of CATV systems in Western Canada. Returning to the US, he was selected as President of the NE Division which was co-owned by Time Warner and Houston Industries. Delinking the partnership, he was appointed as President of the Central Division for Houston Industries. Returning to VideoTron as CEO of European operations, he built the first broadband network in London, England. He developed CATV network projects in Thailand and the Philippines, and a shopping channel in China. He was appointed CEO of a large national CATV system in Poland and restructured it to sell for one billion USD. Investors led by Warren bought networks from Deutsche Telekom. He was appointed CEO & Chairman of a NASDAQ Russian-owned company and was charged with building the largest broadband company in Moscow, Russia. Warren views his success at relating across international cultures as being built around his experiences at OHS; the drive to win and succeed from Coach Wagner and the campus environment. He is currently owner and CEO of his medical company based in Bangkok, Thailand.