Catherine (Cathy) Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Communications and Data Services, oversees all aspects of Comcast’s high-speed Internet, voice and wireless businesses.
For the last five years, Cathy has run Comcast’s Digital Voice business, and in 2009 the wireless and high-speed Internet divisions were placed under her direction. In her expanded role, Cathy manages the nation’s largest broadband Internet service and the third-largest residential phone service, as well as the Company’s recent foray into the wireless arena. Most recently, Cathy and her team launched Comcast High-Speed 2go, which provides 4G wireless data service.
A 17-year veteran of the communications industry, Cathy’s influence on Comcast can be seen in her work over the years. From 2003 to 2005, she served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for Comcast Cable and managed all financial and administrative activity for Comcast Online and Voice services. Prior to that, Cathy transformed the circuit-switched telephone business acquired from AT&T Broadband into a profitable and efficient business, making Comcast one of the largest non-Bell, facilities-based competitive local telephone providers in the U.S. Previously, Cathy helped formulate and execute a launch strategy that grew Comcast’s High-Speed Internet business from 150,000 customers to the nation’s largest residential ISP. Cathy began her career in the communications industry as a Regional Vice President of Finance and Operations managing cable systems in excess of 500,000 subscribers and helped execute one of the first digital cable launches for Comcast.
A graduate of Baruch College, Cathy holds a B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Pennsylvania. Cathy is a member of the Forum for Executive Women and is part of the mentoring program run by the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Philadelphia chapter. She was named one of the “Top 15 Women in Business” by PINK Magazine, a national magazine for professional women, and has been honored with WICT’s Liberty Award and as one of CableFAX’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” and Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women.”