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SVP Communications at Comcast Cable
Eric Schaefer brings more than 20 years of experience in the cable and telecommunication industries to his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications, Data and Mobility for Comcast Cable. In this role he is charged with leading the Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice business development and technical teams to design, develop and bring products to the market, and then to manage the products’ performance in the market to ensure growth. Comcast is the largest internet service provider and one of the largest phone providers in the U.S. with more than 20 million Internet customers and more than 10 million voice customers.
Previously, as Senior Vice President for Wireless Product Management, Eric was instrumental in launching Comcast’s partnership with Verizon Wireless, managing sales and agreements. He also had a number of additional roles with Comcast including Senior Vice President of Sales and marketing for the regions serving New York and Philadelphia designated market areas, where he maximized marketing programs to improve customer consideration and response rates, Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, where he restructured sales strategy and deployment and Regional Vice President of Business Development, where he oversaw media planning and purchasing.
Before joining Comcast in 2001, Eric was a Vice President and General Manager at Verizon Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications, and a National Manager for Customer Service at Silo, a former national retail electronics seller.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of New York at Potsdam.