David N. Watson serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, he leads all of the cable company’s operations and business functions, including sales and marketing, the product teams for Xfinity Internet, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Voice and Xfinity Home, the Comcast Business division, as well as oversight of the Company’s three operating divisions and Comcast Spotlight, the Company’s advertising sales unit.
Dave drove the operating strategy and execution that have led to the phenomenal growth in Comcast’s entire Cable business and has grown Comcast Cable into the nation’s largest ISP and one of the largest video providers. Under Dave’s leadership, Comcast Cable has significantly grown revenue, operating cash flow and subscribers.
Dave has led some of the industry’s most important transitions from analog to IPTV, from the early rollout of high-speed data to the delivery of gigabit speeds and the expansion of residential products and commercial business services. He and his team have developed new areas of growth in home security and management and the development of our cable advertising businesses. Dave’s leadership also has been critical to Comcast’s efforts to improve customer service and transform the customer experience.
Dave held many important leadership roles at Comcast since he joined the Company in 1991 and led multiple divisions and operating units, including product, sales, marketing, and advertising functions.
Dave has worked for three decades in the cable and cellular industries and held leadership roles for the nation’s top communications services providers. Before joining Comcast Cable in 1991, he served for seven years with Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., first as Senior Vice President of sales and marketing, and later as President. As President of Comcast Cellular, Dave led the unit’s operations prior to its sale to SBC Communications. Previously, he headed sales and marketing efforts at Bell Atlantic Mobile and Metrophone.
A graduate of the University of Richmond, he holds a BA in political science. Dave resides with his family in Rosemont, PA.