Title: Regional SVP, Big South Region, Comcast
Years in Cable: 30
Education: BA, Communications, Bridgewater University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Call your mother every day.
Those who have known Guthrie during his 30 years at Comcast see him as a great people person, a strong communicator and a manager who is heavily focused on employee engagement and leadership development. Clearly, the Big South Region is richer for Guthrie’s qualities as both an executive and a human being. A supporter of the Special Olympics, Guthrie personally mentors three individuals: a college student, a small business owner and a Comcast leader.
I watch most programming on this device: Samsung 65-inch
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: X1 Entertainment Operating System
Should the industry embrace or reject “virtual MSOs” and why? It simply is not a compelling win for consumers.
What’s the next big broadband project no one’s talking about yet and why? Multi-Gig speeds will once again change the game, but once again consumers are not sure why they would need it.
If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… “How to Fill a Day”
The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… buy more Comcast stock.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Huge fan of Apple, but until the iWatch can go a week without a charge…
If I could interrupt Kanye West just once, I would tell him… good luck with Tidal.
I wish Congress would just… address transportation-infrastructure issues.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Cyber Dust
My favorite newfound hobby: Scoring baseball games
If Disney hired me to reboot “Star Wars” I would… just let JJ Abrams do his thing.
If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be… “Happy”
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: Programmatic Advertising
The awards show the industry needs right now is… consolidation.
Who’s on deck for the next celebrity meltdown?
The Real Rob Lowe
Who’s on tap for the next big comeback? Justin Bieber
Desert island album: Very Best of Stan Getz
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Starsky & Hutch”
The last time I had a good laugh was… when “Seinfeld” was in production.
My favorite business/motivational book: The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan