Management

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Marcien Jenckes

President, Advertising

Marcien Jenckes serves as President, Advertising for Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for Comcast’s portfolio of advertising assets, positioning Comcast for continued success and even greater levels of growth as the advertising market adapts to new technology and business models.

Previously, Marcien oversaw Comcast Cable’s residential lines of business, which include Xfinity Video, Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Home, and Xfinity Voice, including the strategy, development, and deployment of innovative technologies and services across all categories to provide a great entertainment and communications experience for tens of millions of customers.

Prior to joining Comcast, Marcien was an entrepreneur, involved with a host of digital advertising and media syndication start-ups including Grab Networks and Voxant. He also held a variety of leadership roles at AOL Inc., where he launched AOL’s free web services, including the free AOL.com portal. Prior to AOL, Marcien worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in their media and telecom practice.

Marcien holds a MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a BA in economics and political science from New York University.

 

Hank Oster

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Hank Oster holds the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Comcast’s $2.3 billion advertising division. In this role, he oversees the company’s operations; national, regional and local multi-screen sales teams in four regional divisions; corporate data and research; and corporate marketing and communications. In all, Comcast Spotlight reaches more than 35 million households served by Comcast and other cable, satellite and telco service providers.

Upon joining Comcast in 2002, he was tasked with developing the organization’s overall sales strategy and developing the regional operating structure the company currently employs. He also consolidated the company’s advanced advertising, strategic alliances, on-demand publishing and online sales forces to form Comcast Media 360, a business unit created to partner with brands in designing and delivering of media campaigns leveraging addressability, interactivity and data across the full portfolio of Comcast's media assets. In addition, he has worked closely with Comcast leadership to expand Comcast Spotlight’s footprint by forging new affiliate relationships that offer advertisers added reach in key local markets across the country.   
 
Prior to joining Comcast, Hank served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of AdLink. He led the development of AdLink’s sales and marketing, strategic alliances and Hispanic divisions, which enabled advertisers to reach the households of the nation’s #1 Hispanic market.
AdLink became the model for Comcast Spotlight and cable advertising Interconnects around the country. 
 
Hank has more than 30 years of broadcast and cable experience, including his tenure as Vice President of Sales and Programming for Johnson Broadcasting and Vice President/Director of Sales for KHJ-TV (now KCAL) in Los Angeles, California. 
 
He currently sits on the board of directors for National Cable Communications (NCC) and the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB).

Bill Haase

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Advertising

William (Bill) Haase is Senior Vice President, Finance, for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. He oversees and manages all financial operations and reporting.

Bill joined Comcast Spotlight in February 2002, serving in various roles for its Finance organization. He played a critical role in the acquisition and integration processes for a range of businesses, including former Adelphia advertising sales operations, Vehix, STRATA, Spot Buy Spot and others.

Before joining Comcast Spotlight, Bill worked in Audit at Ernst & Young LLP and later was the Financial Reporting Manager at CDNOW.com, a publicly traded internet retailer. He is a certified public accountant and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA.

Bill also serves as Treasurer for the Ronald A. Rehling Memorial Fund, a not-for-profit organization that supports leukemia research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sandy Gunn

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Advertising

Sandy Gunn is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. He oversees Spotlight’s People strategy, including developing and administering programs and initiatives that attract, grow, engage and retain the right talent to meet the business’ needs now and in the future.

Sandy joined Comcast in February 2008 as Chief People Officer for Comcast Interactive Media. Prior to Comcast Spotlight, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Comcast Cable, where he was responsible for Comcast Corporate and Cable Headquarters’ HR strategy and was the HR leader for Comcast’s Technology and Product teams.

Sandy has a broad background in talent acquisition, leadership development, compensation & benefits and organizational effectiveness. He has a business-focused, results-driven approach and a successful track record of developing high-performing teams and people at all levels of the organization. Before joining Comcast, Sandy built his HR career by supporting businesses around the world for leading companies such as Vonage, EMI Music, Vivendi Universal and Schlumberger, Ltd.

Sandy graduated from the University of Ottawa, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration.

Maria Weaver

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Comcast Cable Advertising

Maria Weaver is the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Comcast Cable Advertising, which includes Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable, and FreeWheel, Comcast’s Advanced Advertising Group. In this role, Maria is responsible for all facets of marketing including brand, creative services, product marketing, sales marketing and demand generation.

In 2016, Maria joined Comcast Spotlight as Senior Vice President, Marketing, and has since played a key role in redefining the Comcast Spotlight brand and elevating its awareness to help differentiate the company and increase revenue. She also led the development of an award-winning advertising campaign and built a strong marketing organization to support the evolving needs of the business and the industry.

With more than 30 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, Maria has held a number of senior marketing and sales roles at leading organizations. Prior to joining Comcast Spotlight, Maria served as Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing for Interactive One, the digital division of Radio One, Inc.

In addition, Maria was Principal at Triple Threat Films and Senior Director, Subscriber Marketing and Brand Development, at Home Box Office. Maria also worked at Showtime, and she began her advertising career with Rainbow Ad Sales, a division of Cablevision.

Maria holds a Master of Professional Studies in design management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies from Pace University. She received the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Award of Excellence for African American Brand Advertising Campaign, the 2015 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst Award and multiple Telly and Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing awards.

Maria serves on the board of Figure Skating in Harlem and the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS). She is a member of The Links Inc., Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), CUP and NAMIC.

Maria and her family reside in the New York area.

 

 

Teresa Lucido

Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Comcast Spotlight

Teresa Lucido is Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. She is responsible for the overall sales strategy and sales execution of the company’s video product suite in 31 designated market areas including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston and Detroit.

Teresa has more than 30 years of media experience spanning print, agency, radio, TV and digital. She joined Comcast Spotlight in 2006 and held successive leadership positions in the company’s Michigan markets including Vice President and General Manager. Before moving to her current role in 2017, Teresa was Divisional Senior Vice President.

Prior to joining Comcast Spotlight, Teresa spent nearly 18 years with the Detroit Media Partnership, formerly the Detroit Newspaper Agency and The Detroit News, where she held several sales and marketing management positions, including Vice President of Advertising Sales.

Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Women in Cable Telecommunication’s (WICT) Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Leadership Program and Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Program.

A leader in the media industry, Teresa was named by Cablefax to the 2018 Sales Hall of Fame as well as the Most Powerful Women in Cable for the past three years. She was also recognized as one of the newspaper industry’s Top 20 under 40 by Press Time Magazine. Teresa serves as an executive sponsor of Comcast Spotlight’s Diversity Advisory Council, volunteers with the Michigan Business and Professional Association and is a member of WICT. Previously, she was a board member of the New York Interconnect.

In addition, Teresa received a national philanthropic award for her volunteer work with Detroit’s St. John Hospital & Medical Center. She also serves as a trustee for Sparky Anderson’s CATCH Charity for Children benefitting Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.

Teresa resides with her family in the Detroit area.

Travis Parrill

Senior Vice President, Operations, Comcast Spotlight

Travis Parrill is Senior Vice President of Operations for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for providing holistic oversight and leading long-term strategic planning for the Comcast Spotlight operations team.

Travis guides the enterprise-wide operations and strategic oversight of the Spotlight technical architecture. He also manages Spotlight’s project management office to define business requirements, develop execution plans, and deploy new systems to maximize growth, efficiencies, and profitability. Partnering with Comcast’s Platform Services, which includes thePlatform, STRATA, FreeWheel, Canoe, and Technology Licensing, Travis ensures Spotlight delivers an exceptional experience for clients, partners, and employees.

Since 2011, Travis has led technical, engineering, information systems, and operations teams at Spotlight and Comcast Cable. While with Spotlight, his leadership was instrumental in orchestrating the consolidation of three operations centers to a centralized location in the company’s West Division.

At Comcast Cable, Travis oversaw the engineering efforts for the Mile High region, executed the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 supporting Comcast’s high speed data initiatives, oversaw and guided the transition to full digital television, and supported numerous back-office transactions/rollouts of channel launches to subscribers.

Prior to joining Comcast, Travis was a Systems Engineer for Corporate Technologies and was a professor at the University of Mary instructing the Computer Information Systems curriculum.

In 2014, Travis was awarded the 40 Under 40 designation from Multichannel News. He also received the Comcast Spotlight National Leadership Going the Extra Mile Award.

Travis earned a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in C.I.S, a Bachelor of Applied Science in computer information services, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in business administration from the University of Mary. He resides in Denver, Colorado.

Richard Stanley

Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Comcast Spotlight

Rick Stanley is Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable.  In this role, he is responsible for the overall sales strategy in 34 designated market areas including San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Miami and Denver.

Rick began working for Comcast Spotlight in 2002 as the Vice President and General Manager for the Seattle market. In 2005, he assumed the position of Vice President and General Manager for the San Francisco market. In 2006, he transitioned to West Division Senior Vice President. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales in 2016.

Rick joined the company with a strong broadcast background, including over a decade of experience in advertising sales for the Viacom Stations Group. Rick was the Director of Sales at WBBM, a CBS-owned-and-operated television station in Chicago. He also held both General Sales and National Sales management positions at KTXA-TV in Dallas. As Local Sales Manager at WGNT-TV in Norfolk, Va., Rick led the station to increase its local revenue by 39% in 1998—the highest increase among the Paramount Stations Group that year. Prior to working in the television industry, Rick spent six years in financial consulting. 

Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and grew up in Sacramento, CA.  Rick and his family reside in the Denver area.

John Tierney

Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy, Comcast Spotlight

John Tierney serves as Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for developing the company’s multi-screen sales strategy to serve national, regional and local advertisers across its footprint. 

John most recently served as Senior Vice President, National and Regional Advertising Sales, where he led and delivered outstanding sales results and implemented the company’s sales strategies for automotive, political and tune-in advertising. He joined Comcast Spotlight in 2002 as Vice President of National Advertising Sales.  

Prior to joining Comcast, he served as the National Sales Manager for AdLink/Los Angeles and a sales executive at Television Program Enterprises in New York.  John also previously served as National Sales Manager at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and as an Account Executive with Blair TV in New York. 

Justin Evans

Vice President, Data Strategy, Comcast Spotlight

Justin Evans serves as Vice President, Data Strategy for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. In this role, Justin’s mission is to enhance Spotlight’s world-class analytics and lead data-driven innovation for the company’s national, regional, and local advertising businesses, for both TV and digital.

Justin has extensive experience in monetizing data in the marketing and media domains and a track record of leading growth at companies focused on data, advertising, and social media. Prior to joining Spotlight in 2015, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President Enterprise for Collective, a venture-backed ad tech company. In this role, he led Collective’s data acquisition and research teams, managed the successful launch of Collective’s mobile display business, and oversaw the growth of its video business to record highs. In addition, Justin launched TV Accelerator, a groundbreaking TV-to-digital targeting capability using set-top-box (STB) data, for which he was granted a patent.

Before Collective, Justin worked at The Nielsen Company in various leadership roles. He was a key member of the team that sold Nielsen (then VNU) to private equity, launched Nielsen’s online ad-targeting business, and created Nielsen’s “Reach, Resonance, Reaction” framework for ad effectiveness measurement. Justin also managed business development for The New York Times’ marketing and advertising group. 

A pioneer in the area of data-driven multiscreen advertising, Justin has published research studies, white papers, and has spoken at numerous industry events, including guest lectures at University of Southern California Annenberg’s Media, Economics, and Entrepreneurship program.

Justin earned a Master of Business Administration from New York University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Mike Miller

Vice President, Video Sales Strategy, Comcast Spotlight

Mike Miller is Vice President, Video Strategy for Comcast Spotlight, the Advertising Sales Division of Comcast Cable. In this role, he leads the company’s cross-platform video strategy, which includes inventory acquisition, yield management and maximizing monetization for linear, digital and video on demand. In addition, Mike oversees Comcast Spotlight’s affiliate strategy and partners with key external and internal stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities.
 
Previously, Mike was Vice President, Video Sales Strategy, as well as Vice President, Interactive, where he was instrumental in transforming Interactive into a significant growth driver of the business. In 2005, Mike joined Comcast Spotlight as Director of Operations for Michigan, overseeing traffic, engineering, master control, information systems, facilities and other aspects of the region’s advertising operations. He later served as Midwest Division Director of Emerging Technologies, NorthCentral Division Executive Director of Advanced Media, NorthCentral Division Vice President of Interactive Media and Corporate Vice President of Interactive Media. 
 
Prior to Comcast Spotlight, Mike co-owned an industrial automation distributor. As Executive Vice President, Operations and Sales for this company, he automated operations and implemented sales strategies that increased sales 250 percent while successfully doubling the employment base. In addition, Mike held leadership positions with CSC Index and Texas Instruments, Inc.
 
Mike serves on the Board of Directors for Fluid Air Controls and the Advisory Board of the Stratford-Cambridge Group. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Behco, Inc. and Hydronic Corporation.
 
Mike received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a graduate of Comcast’s Executive Leadership Forum.
 
Mike and his family reside in Michigan.