Approaching his one-year anniversary at NBCU, Conde continues to oversee the company’s international business, which includes film and TV distribution, home entertainment distribution, channels, film and TV production, theme parks and news. Potential new hires take note: Conde looks for an exemplary track record in a candidate’s past or profession, an underlying passion and the ability to adapt to changing dynamics while still being a team player. Conde has won many mentors, but one in particular stands out. “I observed first-hand how former Secretary of State Colin Powell led and managed a large organization during complex times, and I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career,” he says. What does he see as cable’s biggest emerging trend? “The increased usage of TV Everywhere. It will be exciting to see how it continues to evolve.”
Who has been your strongest mentor, and why?
I don’t have one mentor – I have learned a tremendous amount from many people. However, former Secretary of State Colin Powell does stand out. Working with him, I observed first-hand how he led and managed a large organization during complex times, and I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career.
What qualities do you look for when making a new hire?
I look for an exemplary track record in a person’s past chosen roles or profession, an underlying passion for what they do, and the ability to adapt to changing dynamics while being a team player.
Name one emerging trend in cable we should all have our eye on.
The increased usage of TV Everywhere by consumers is notable as audiences want to access high quality content anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice. With the offerings and accessibility of TV Everywhere expanding, it will be exciting to see how it continues to evolve.