by Jasmine Batchelor
September 21, 2018
General Manager of Growth
Don Mathis 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. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School.
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 Navy veteran 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 in anti-submarine patrol squadron aviation.
Don received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he is an Arthur Rock 100 Entrepreneur, and he received his BA from Vassar College in Asian Studies and Economics.