CompanyComcast NBCUniversal, Kinetic, Echelon.ai

Don Mathis (HBS) is the GM of Growth at Comcast NBCUniversal, where he is responsible for establishing new ventures and initiatives that broaden the company’s offerings, penetrate new markets, and facilitate enterprise transformation. Prior Experience: Don’s background is a blend of entrepreneurial, operational, investment and portfolio management. He has a successful track record of financing, launching, growing and selling businesses, as well as a strong understanding of the technology ecosystem across digital, security, data enablement, machine learning, social, cable, media, retail, and IoT. Don’s experience includes serving on a number of private and public Boards. He has held CEO and COO positions in three successful early- and mid-stage high-growth technology companies; invested in, advised and helped launch two cybersecurity ventures; and has private equity experience with Periscope Equity and JPMorgan (Chase) Capital Partners, as well as strategy consulting experience with McKinsey. A Commander in the US Navy with both active and reserve tours of duty, Don was mobilized and deployed three times post-9/11 and served as a Commanding Officer / led anti-terrorism and expeditionary combat logistics efforts in the Middle East and at Ground Zero in New York City. He started his Navy career as a Flight Officer in anti-submarine patrol squadron aviation. Don is an Arthur Rock 100 Entrepreneur at HBS, where he earned his MBA. He received his BA from Vassar College in Asian Studies and Economics.