Comcast Chief Product Officer Satchell departs

Chris Satchell, former chief product officer for Comcast. (Comcast)

Chris Satchell, Comcast’s chief product officer since 2015, is  leaving the company for personal reasons.

As first reported by Multichannel News and confirmed to Fierce by Comcast, the former Nike and Microsoft executive will take a post in the health and nutrition industry, returning to the West Coast to be closer to his family. 

Comcast does not plan to name a new chief product officer, but has upped former Time Warner Cable executive Matt Zelesko and ex-Verizon OnCue engineer Fraser Sterling.

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Zelesko is now senior VP, entertainment products and chief software officer. Striling has been promoted to VP of digital home devices and A.I. Both will report to Comcast’s top technology executive, Tony Werner. 

Hired away from Nike in 2015 to fill a role vacated by Charlie Herrin when he was assigned to fix Comcast’s customer service problems, Satchell led Comcast’s product, design and innovation teams in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley to develop and design the company’s consumer products.

At Portland, Oregon-based Nike, Satchell served as CTO and was responsible for the strategy and execution related to all consumer-focused technology products and services.