PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) announced today that Geoffrey Sands has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy. In this role, Sands will help drive the overall growth strategy at the company. He will report to Mike Cavanagh, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Corporation.
Prior to joining Comcast, Sands was an independent consultant, advising senior management and boards of directors on strategy, operations, growth, and profitability. He is an Emeritus Director of McKinsey & Company where he headed the Global Media and Entertainment practice for over 10 years and led the firm’s work with U.S. cable, consumer technology, and media companies, along with global professional development for associate partners. Before McKinsey & Company, Sands was a lead partner in the Telecom, Media, and Technology Practice at Booz Allen Hamilton.
“Geoff is a highly-respected leader with decades of experience and has been a trusted advisor to our management team for many years,” said Mr. Cavanagh. “His deep knowledge of the global marketplace combined with his proven ability to identify new opportunities for strategic growth and profitability make him a tremendous asset, and I am thrilled to welcome him to Comcast.”
Sands received a BA in Economics and Political Science and an MBA from Yale University. He will be based at Comcast’s headquarters in Philadelphia.
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