Comcast Cable Names Derek Harrar Vice President of Business Development
Comcast Cable, the country's leading cable entertainment and communications company, today announced that Derek Harrar has been named Vice President of Business Development. In his new position, Harrar will be responsible for evaluating new technologies and services seeking to enhance Comcast's broadband infrastructure. In this new role, Harrar will work closely with the company's Engineering, Marketing and Operating teams across all product lines, as well as Comcast Interactive Capital and Comcast's Corporate Development Group
Before joining Comcast, Harrar most recently served as co-founder and VP Business Development of a venture-funded communications startup in the Silicon Valley. He also was an investment banker in Morgan Stanley's New York Mergers & Acquisition group where he advised clients such as @Home, VeriSign, HP, Grupo Televisa and KKR on over 45 announced transactions aggregating over $60 billion. "Derek brings to us a very unique combination of technology entrepreneurial skills, corporate advisory experience and financial experience," said Steve Silva, Executive Vice President of New Business Development. "He will be instrumental in helping Comcast pursue creative business solutions and partnerships to offer customers a wide range of products and services in an increasingly competitive marketplace."
Mr. Harrar holds a B.S. with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is currently relocating to the Philadelphia area with his wife and daughter.
About Comcast Cable
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation,
a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of
programming content. With a presence in 22 of the top 25 United States markets,
Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies
in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and
telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications
products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives.
The company's 59,000 employees serve more than 21 million customers.
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