Why Him? In 2012, Guthrie’s leadership led to record customer growth and stronger customer and employee satisfaction. With Guthrie’s ability to execute projects with exceptional results, the Houston Region was selected as one of the first markets in the West Division to launch X1. In addition, the market opened three new state-of-the-art Xfinity stores and continued to grow Xfinity Home and Business Services customers.
Douglas R. Guthrie
Title: SVP, Houston Region, Comcast Cable
Number of Years in Cable: 28
Education: BA, Communications, Bridgewater University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: It’s not what you say, it’s how you make them feel that matters most.
Apple or Samsung? Apple
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Not drive a Pinto.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… napping or Yoga.
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Kite boarding
Appetizer or dessert? Espresso
Film fest or music festival? Independent Film Fest
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Statistics
Favorite decade? ‘80s
Most embarrassing moment? Anything involving golf.
Favorite airport? SBH St. Barts Island
The movie that should never be remade? The Great Gatsby
The best piece of business advice I’ve gotten this year: Practice reflection regularly.
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Tom Brady
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most NOT want to have dinner with? Tiger Woods
Who is on deck for the next celebrity meltdown? Kim Kardashian
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Manhattan Clam Chowder
Favorite business and/or motivational book? Steve Jobs
Favorite vacation spot? Chatham, MA
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Voice Remote App