Paul Guyardo

Title: Chief Commercial Officer, Discovery Communications

Years in Cable: 10+

Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Dedicated

 

J.B. Perrette

Title: President, Discovery Networks International

Years in Cable: 16

Education: Bachelor’s in Public Policy from Hamilton College

 

Guyardo is succeeding monetizing an ever-growing number of new platforms so they’re on par with Discovery’s linear networks. For one, he oversaw the launch of streaming service Discovery GO. Perrette’s versatility and drive have turned Discovery Networks into an international force, making 2015 a record-breaking year for its global audience. He is responsible for tremendous business growth, including recent acquisition Eurosport, and continues to optimize ad sales and distribution grown via linear and digital platforms.

 

Paul Guyardo

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Bright

Virtual reality is: Here to stay in key categories such as travel, real estate and education.

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

My first job? Assistant account executive: Taco Bell; Tracy Locke

Favorite charity event I work with: NY and NJ All Stars

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Nucky Thompson (“Boardwalk Empire”); DirecTV sales & marketing party

What should cable do to improve its image? Continue to focus on: 1) Advancing TVE; 2) constantly upgrading its technology; and 3) delivering outstanding customer service.

Best way to spend a Saturday night: with my wife

Name of my favorite Spotify playlist: mine

New favorite binge: “Making a Murderer”

I watch the majority of programming on this device: a big flat screen in my basement

My personal theme song is: “Just Fine,” by Mary J. Blige

Favorite vacation spot: Sandy Lane (Barbados)

My typical breakfast is:  Plain yogurt and oatmeal

My Starbucks order: tall skim latte

 

 

J.B. Perrette

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Playing with my kids and then putting them to bed so I can relax with my wife

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Tablet on flights

Favorite vacation spot: Brittany, France.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Game of Thrones”

What was the last costume that you wore and why? It wasn’t meant to be a costume, but I wore Tux and Tails to Royal Ascot last year, and my friends thought I looked like the Monopoly Man!

My typical breakfast is: Whatever they are serving at the British Airways lounge!

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