David Scott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Spectacor, and serves as Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers for the National Hockey League. As CEO, Scott is responsible for the growth and optimization of Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses: the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers; the Wells Fargo Center Complex; and Spectra, a hospitality firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement.
Since his arrival, Scott has propelled Comcast Spectacor’s business operations and winning culture behind a unified go-to-market approach and a renewed commitment to operational excellence and client satisfaction. His primary focus is shaping and developing Comcast Spectacor’s strategic vision for sustainable, long-term growth.
Under Scott’s direction, the Wells Fargo Center continues to serve as the company’s flagship arena and is consistently ranked among the top-five venues in the United States. This past year alone, the Wells Fargo Center captured the national spotlight as host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional matchups as well as the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Philadelphia Flyers, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, stand as one of the NHL’s marquee franchises, regularly drawing sell-out crowds and thrilling their passionate fan base.
In 2015, Scott spearheaded a complete re-branding of Comcast Spectacor’s wide-ranging client solutions into Spectra, a singular and cohesive business unit that offers an unmatched blend of integrated services. Spectra’s innovative and tight coordination of hospitality offerings present incremental revenue opportunities for clients and enhanced experiences for fans visiting more than 400 venues, primarily in North America.
Scott joined Comcast Spectacor as President and COO in December 2013 following a 20-year tenure at Comcast Cable. Scott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Cable from 2005-2013. During his time as CFO, Comcast acquired approximately five million new customers and launched Digital Voice and Home Security under the Xfinity brand, as well as Comcast Business Class Services. Scott joined Comcast in 1993 as Vice President of Comcast’s Southeast Region after extensive roles in finance and operations with two other communication companies. Scott served as President of Comcast’s former Southern and Midwest Divisions from 1996 to 2005, which are now comprised within the Central Division and based in Atlanta.
Scott earned a BBA from Cleveland State University, as well as a CPA Certification from Ohio. Scott currently serves on the executive committee and the Board of Directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Scott is also a board member of the Comcast Spectacor Foundation, and is on the advisory board at the Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland. He has previously served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania and Focus Hope and Cranbrook Science Institute in the Detroit area.
Scott is married with five children.