Marcien Jenckes

Title: EVP, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable

Years in Cable: 5

Education: MBA, Darden School at the University of Virginia; BA, economics and political science, New York University.

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Greg Butz

Title: EVP, Sales & Marketing Operations, Comcast Cable

Years in Cable: More than 20

Education: MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business



Sam Schwartz

Title: Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable

Years in Cable:
17 years

Education: MBA; Wharton; University
of Pennsylvania

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As the consumer product head for Comcast Cable, Jenckes guides the rollout of gigabit speeds over fiber and coaxial cable and the build out of the WiFi network. Butz heads up consumer marketing for Xfinity TV, Internet, voice and home, handling retention strategies for the Xfinity products. Meanwhile, Schwartz leads Comcast’s strategic development group, developing partnerships with innovative companies and overseeing Comcast’s venture capital and Internet investments and acquisitions.


Marcien Jenckes

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: The launch of DOCSIS 3.1

Virtual reality is… not as good as real reality.

My first job: Short order cook.

“Star Trek? celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… Make a Difference

My Starbucks order: Cake in a cup.


Sam Schwartz

My first job: My first job was the front desk clerk at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park.

What should cable do to improve its image? Make sure every customer knows about the great things we are already doing

My cable industry mentor and why: Julian Brodsky. He taught me that transparency is the best practice. He also once said to me that “everything good that ever happened in cable started over red wine and red meat.”

My favorite newfound hobby: Drone flying with my son.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “The Americans”


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