PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation announced today it has named Robert L. Eatroff Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development and Strategy. He will join Comcast in January 2016 from Morgan Stanley in New York where he was Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Americas. He will report to Michael J. Cavanagh, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation.
Mr. Eatroff will succeed Alexander D. Evans who will join Michael J. Angelakis, former Chief Financial Officer of Comcast, in January 2016 at the new strategic company Mr. Angelakis formed in partnership with Comcast that will focus on investing in and operating growth-oriented companies. He also succeeds Bob Pick, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, who is retiring at year-end and will consult for the company on special projects.
“I’d like to thank Bob Pick for his more than 26 years of service and all he has done for Comcast as we have achieved stunning growth during his tenure,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation. “With Alex Evans remaining within the Comcast family and Bob Eatroff joining us, we’re in a great position to continue that growth and pursue exciting new opportunities.”
“Bob Eatroff is a terrific talent and will be a great addition to our team,” said Mr. Cavanagh. “He is well known to Comcast, having advised the company on transactions for years, including the acquisition of NBCUniversal, and has extensive knowledge of an array of sectors, including technology, telecommunications, cable, media, and wireless. I’m thrilled he will be bringing his extensive experience to our company.”
Mr. Eatroff joins Comcast after spending more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley in its Investment Banking Division where he served as lead advisor on some of the firm’s largest and most high profile M&A transactions and has held many leadership positions, including leading their technology investment banking group on the East Coast.
Mr. Eatroff earned his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University. He will be relocating from New York City to Philadelphia.
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