David N. Watson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable and Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for all business aspects of the Company’s cable operations.
Previously, Dave served as Chief Operating Officer where he drove the operating strategy and execution that have led to the phenomenal growth of Comcast Cable into the nation’s largest ISP and one of the largest video providers. His leadership also has been critical to Comcast’s efforts to improve customer service and transform the customer experience. As COO, Dave led 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.
Previously, Dave held a number of leadership roles at Comcast since joining the Company in 1991 and led multiple divisions and operating units. He has also 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.
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.
Dave is the Chairman of C-SPAN’s Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of CableLabs and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
A graduate of the University of Richmond, he holds a BA in political science. Dave resides with his family in Rosemont, PA.