Matt Bond, Mac Budill & Frances Manfredi
Title: Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal
Years in Cable: 22
Education: BS, BA, Marketing and Finance, University of Denver; JD, University of Colorado
Title: President, TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal
Years in Cable: 23
Education: BA, Yale; MBA, Harvard
Title: President, TV & New Media Distribution, U.S. & Canada, NBCUniversal
Years in Cable: 20
Education: BS, NYU; MBA, Stern
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Life is short so love your work.
Together Bond, Budill and Manfredi combine their efforts to bring profitability, prestige and progress to NBCU. Last year, Bond and his team oversaw negotiations with more than 225 distributors and are credited with making the Olympic Winter Games available to the nation’s 100 million-plus cable, satellite and telco customers. This year, Budill continues to focus on driving value for NBCU both on its cable network and with its retransmission goals. The exec is charged with completing MVPD distribution agreements and launching cross-platform affiliate marketing campaigns for the NASCAR franchise coming in July. Manfredi brought in more than $1 billion in revenue last year distributing NBCU’s off-net television and film to basic and pay cable platforms as well as new media platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… Everything Taking Too Long… it would just be footage of me behind the wheel, with filming and mocking commentary provided by my wife.
If I could interrupt Kanye West just once, I would tell him… Relax… Bey is doing just fine.
My “Real Housewives” catch-phrase is… “I may work in cable… but I own it.”
Desert Island Album: The King is Dead by The Decemberists
Favorite TV show as a kid: Card-carrying member of “The Partridge Family” fan club
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Still HD television
I wish Congress would just…focus on domestic health, education, and welfare services for U.S. citizens in need.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? No, thank you.
My favorite newfound hobby: Acoustic guitar
If my office produced a viral video, the background music would be… “Revolution”
Which character would I most want to double-cross me on “Game of Thrones” and why? Jaime Lannister, because being around him would be worth getting double crossed!
Favorite vacation spot: Rome or Venice
Who’s on tap for the next big comeback? Viggo Mortensen
Desert Island Album: The Beatles – White Album
Favorite TV show as a kid: The 4:30 Movie
The last time I had a good laugh was…watching the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Homemade pesto
My favorite business/motivational book: Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte