Amy Banse

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Amy L. Banse (born April 22, 1959)[1] is the American Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President of Comcast Corporation.[2]

Education[edit]

Banse received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1982 and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1987.[3]

Professional[edit]

Banse started her career at Comcast in 1991 as an in-house attorney responsible for programming acquisition.[4] She spent the early part of her career overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, including the company’s investments in E! Entertainment Television, The Golf Channel and VERSUS and the launch of G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and Comcast’s sports networks.[5]

In 2005, Banse founded Comcast Interactive Media (CIM)[6] and led the company’s online strategy over the next six years, overseeing multiple acquisitions as well as the in-house development and management of Comcast.net, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com, Fancast and Swirl.

In 2010, Banse was “charged with combining two existing corporate investment funds: NBCU’s Peacock Equity and Comcast Interactive Capital.” She moved from Philadelphia from San Francisco to lead Comcast Ventures as the Managing Director and Head of Funds.[7]

Amy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE)[8] and Quantifind.[9] She also serves as an advisor to the Rich Talent Group.[10]

Awards[edit]

Banse has been named among the Cable 100 by Multichannel News and the Digital Power list by the Hollywood Reporter.[11] She was honored as a Wonder Woman by Multichannel News[12] and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) in 2004,[2] received WICT’s Geraldine B. Laybourne Fearless Award in 2009[5] and ProMax’s Brand Builder Award in 2010.[13] In 2015, Women In Cable Technology (WICT) Northern California named Banse "Woman of the Year".[14]

Personal[edit]

Banse lives in San Francisco with her husband and their children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Volume 1 (1991), p. 346
  2. ^ a b "Amy Banse". corporate.comcast.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  3. ^ "2015GalaBios". Northern California WICT. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Amy Banse | Comcast Ventures". www.comcastventures.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon Valley Equity Fund for Cable Giant and NBC". AllThingsD. plus.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  6. ^ Staff, Edit (2005-12-12). "Comcast Forms Comcast Interactive Media; Amy Banse Heading It". Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon Valley Equity Fund for Cable Giant and NBC". AllThingsD. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Adobe Names Three New Members to its Board of Directors". www.adobe.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  9. ^ "About Quantifind: Management and Investors | Quantifind". quantifind.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  10. ^ "Rich Talent Group". www.richtalentgroup.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon Valley Equity Fund for Cable Giant and NBC". AllThingsD. plus.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Wonder Women Historical Winners Page | Multichannel". www.multichannel.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Multichannel News - May 24, 2010 - 25". www.nxtbook.com. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  14. ^ "2015 WICT Northern California Holiday Recognition and Awards Gala". www.wict.org. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 

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