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Eric Schaefer Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband, Communications and Digital Security at Comcast


Eric Schaefer brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband, Communications and Digital Security for Comcast. In this role, he is charged with leading the Xfinity Internet, Xfinity xFi, Xfinity WiFi and Xfinity Voice business and technical teams to deliver products which ensure world class customer experiences. Comcast is the largest Internet service provider and one of the largest phone providers in the U.S. with nearly 25.5 million residential broadband customers and more than 10 million residential voice customers. Throughout his tenure at Comcast, Eric has lead teams delivering industry leading change including the first 'all-digital' conversion of a major market cable network, the broadcast advertising 'split-signal' targeting solution, the first national SFA deployment and, most recently, the launch of the Xfinity xFI home platform to 15 million eligible subscribers.  

Previously, as Senior Vice President for Wireless Product Management, Eric was instrumental in launching Comcast's partnership with Verizon Wireless. 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 DMAs, where he developed and deployed programs to improve customer consideration and response rates. Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, where he restructured sales strategy and deployment nationally 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 national retail electronics seller.

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