Gerard Kunkel

Media Strategy Advisor
Next Media Partners

Gerard is a media technology executive and consultant with extensive experience in leading company vision and strategy in the development of new products in TV, digital media and entertainment.  From 2011 to 2014, Gerard served as an executive consultant to Microsoft, where he worked with the leadership team in shaping the product plans for Microsoft’s Xbox and TV products and services.  From 2003 to 2011, held executive roles at Comcast.  Gerard joined Comcast as president of GuideWorks, a joint venture of Comcast and TV Guide.  Gerard also served as SVP, User Experience and Product Design.  In this role he championed a quality user experience as a core business imperative, and established the Comcast User Experience Department (CUE), putting a highlight on the need to design products for television, voice, data, and more as an integrated experience.  Prior to Comcast, Gerard held other executive roles in TV technology and media at WorldGate Communications, Broadband Applications Development Company, PC Magazine, Business Week Magazine and World Business Weekly a publication of the Financial Times of London.  Gerard also volunteers his time as President of BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. a 501c3 charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for youth oriented causes. Gerard loves EDM, guitar, dinner with friends and a good game of darts.