Comcast said it has named Robert Eatroff as executive vice president, Global Corporate Development and Strategy, succeeding top executives Alexander Evans and Bob Pick, who will both leave at the end of the year.
Eatroff most recently was managing director and head of mergers & acquisitions at Morgan Stanley. He will report to senior executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer Michael Cavanagh.
Eatroff will start his new job in January 2016. Evans was named EVP, Global Corporate Development and Strategy in 2013 and will join former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis in his new investment firm backed by the cable company in January. Pick has been with Comcast for 26 years, most recently as senior vice president of corporate development. He will consult for the company on special projects when he retires at the end of the year.
“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,” Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement. “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.”
Eatroff spent 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.
“Bob Eatroff is a terrific talent and will be a great addition to our team,” Cavanagh said in a statement. “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.”
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