Title: President, Discovery Networks International
Years in Cable: Time flies when you’re having fun!
Education: BA, Hamilton College
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Perrette’s been a star in international waters, with Discovery’s international revenue surpassing U.S. revenue for the first time in company history in 2Q14. Perrette has led the push into global sports, which includes its EuroSports investment. Up ahead, he’ll oversee the launch of DPlay, Discovery’s direct-to-consumer, subscription based, on-demand and live streaming service to five more markets (it’s already available in Norway) and the Eurosport Player integration. Good thing travel is a passion for him. Perrette relocated to London last year. He’s lived on three continents (North America, Europe and Asia) and is fluent in French and Spanish.
Apple iWatch or Rolex? Neither—iPhone
Favorite vacation spot: Brittany, France
Favorite show as a kid: “Dukes of Hazzard”