Comcast today announced the appointment of Dave Watson as president and CEO of Comcast Cable and Neil Smit as vice chairman of Comcast Corporation.
Prior to joining Comcast, Neil Smit spent decades in senior executive positions at Charter, AOL, and Nabisco. Before his career in corporate America, Smit was a Navy SEAL, serving as a member of SEAL Team Six.
Dave Watson, who joined Comcast in 1991, has served as the chief operating officer of Comcast Cable since 2010 and has partnered with Neil Smit in running the cable division since Smit’s arrival at the company. He has held many senior roles within Comcast, including leadership of the product, sales, marketing, and advertising functions.
Throughout his career, Watson has led some of the industry’s most impressive transitions, including from analog to IPTV and from early entry into high-speed internet to delivering gigabit speeds. He has also played a key role in Comcast’s expansion into commercial business services and in the development of our advertising businesses.