Comcast Cable Announces Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President Promotions

Philadelphia, PA.

Today, Comcast Cable announced several promotions in its Customer Experience, Consumer Services Group, Technology and Product, Enterprise and Platform Services, Government Affairs, Sales and Marketing, and Legal departments. The following executives have been promoted in their respective roles:

Customer Experience

  • Charlie Herrin has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Customer Experience. In this role, Charlie serves as a customer advocate, partnering with leaders across all business units to reimagine the customer experience and ensure that customers are at the center of every business decision.  A veteran of Comcast for more than 15 years, Charlie most recently led the design team behind the X1 Platform and was the driving force behind the Company’s initiative to deliver a consistent user experience across platforms. Charlie graduated with honors in Economics from the University of Washington. 

Consumer Services Group

  • Matthew Strauss has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Video Services. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the video business, including the delivery of highly integrated entertainment experiences across devices. Under his direction, Matt’s team is responsible for the ongoing rollout of X1 and driving advancements in the TV Everywhere experience.  Matt’s tenure with Comcast spans more than 10 years.  In his previous role, he led Comcast’s multiplatform video strategy and oversaw growth in transactional and online video revenue. Before that, he led Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), the division responsible for the company’s online and multiplatform entertainment and media businesses. He holds a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. 

  • Daniel Herscovici has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Xfinity Home. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the Xfinity Home business, a cloud and broadband-based platform providing next-generation home security, home automation and the foundation for a ‘smart home.’ The Xfinity Home platform and services will enable Comcast to deliver on the promise of connected devices, connected home and the Internet of Everything. Dan earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Boston University, a M.S. in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from Drexel University, and a M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Technology and Product 

  • Jan Hofmeyr has been promoted to Senior Vice President, X1 Platform.  He leads the team in delivering the next generation video platform, X1. His notable achievements include making this breakthrough product available across the entire Comcast service area. He received a B.S. in Industrial Electronic Engineering from Stellenbosch University. 

  • Bridget Kimball has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Software Development & Engineering. In this role, Bridget will continue to lead the Combined Conditional Access Development (CCAD) organization, which is the Comcast joint venture with ARRIS that focuses on conditional access systems and security development. Bridget received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and carries a M.S. in the same field from the University of Southern California. She was also a member of the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at University of California, San Diego.

  • Rick Rioboli has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Comcast Metadata Products and Search Services (CoMPASS). Rick leads the CoMPASS team, which is responsible for the cloud-based platform that powers Comcast’s video applications with content metadata, customer information, and content discovery services.  Rick holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Villanova University. 

Engineering and Platform Services

  • Sherita T. Ceasar has been promoted to Senior Vice President, National Video Deployment Engineering. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and management of all national video deployment projects including new build infrastructure projects, software and hardware platform upgrades, technical launch validation, infrastructure capacity needs and decommissioning of end-of-life video equipment. Sherita earned both a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Government Affairs

  • Michael Brady has been promoted to Senior Vice President, State Regulatory Affairs.  Michael is responsible for state regulatory activities across Comcast’s footprint.  He leads the team that represents the company before state regulators, directs Comcast’s advocacy efforts with the national and regional organizations that represent public utility commissions, and advises senior leaders on state regulatory matters that could impact the company. Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.   

  • Klayton Fennell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  In this role, Klay provides government and regulatory affairs support and guidance to Comcast’s field government affairs teams and to the company’s headquarters business and operations teams. In addition, Klay serves as Comcast’s key contact with LGBT advocacy organizations and serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council. Klay has a B.A. in Political Science from Jacksonville University and earned a J.D. from Florida State University’s College of Law. 

  • Rick Smotkin has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.  In this role, Rick manages the company’s advocacy before state and local intergovernmental associations and oversees Comcast’s employee grassroots activities and campaigns. Rick earned a M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University. 

Sales and Marketing

  • Clem Cheng has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing.  He is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership for the large scale, multichannel sales organization. Clem received a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics from the College of William and Mark and also holds a M.B.A. from the University of Delaware. He was also a participant of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at Darden’s Graduate School of Business Administration. 

Cable Legal

  • Kathryn Koles has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.  In this role, Kathryn provides legal support and guidance for Comcast’s advertising and advanced advertising initiatives, including the Engineering and Platform Services division and Comcast Spotlight.  Kathryn holds J. D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, an M.A. in French Literature and Language from Middlebury College and a B.A. in French Literature and Language from Bucknell University. 

  • David Marcus has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In this role, David is responsible for patent matters involving Comcast Cable, including patent litigation and other technology-related litigation. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Moravian College and went on to get a J.D. from Temple University.