10. Curt Henninger
Title: Regional SVP, California Region, Comcast Cable
Years in Cable: 13
Education: U of Illinois
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: “Hey boss, great idea!”
Henninger leads operations in California—Comcast’s most heavily populated market. Sacramento’s move to all-digital, the launch of Xfinity Internet 2go wireless data product and the Golden State’s Internet Essentials program are a few of his recent accomplishments. Up next is oversight of the Xfinity Home Security product launch and the switch to all-digital in San Francisco. The one thing the cable veteran tells his kids about success? “The hardest workers have the most luck.”
My favorite meal that I can also prepare myself: Steak
The one topping that should never be put on a hot dog: anchovies
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year has been…Comcast’s XFinity app
If I had to pick a personal theme song, it would be… “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
My favorite restaurant: Casanova, Carmel, Calif.
My favorite “going out” town: San Francisco
The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: The hardest workers have the most luck.
Worst thing I’ve ever heard someone say in a meeting: “What do you do if your staff isn’t busy?”
My best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers: Close the door
My favorite coffee order at Starbucks: decaf drip—and make sure it’s decaf.
Bands I would actually go see live: U2, Rascall Flats, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Jackson Browne, Dada, Snoop
The top 3 most played selections on my iPod: Carbuzz, TMZ, Facebook
My favorite business and/or motivational book: “5 Fundamentals of Gold”
My favorite sports team: Oregon Ducks