Michael J. Cavanagh, ’88 B.A., J.D.
Michael J. Cavanagh serves as president of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 30 global media and technology company that reaches hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide through the connectivity and platforms it provides and the content and experiences it creates.
Mr. Cavanagh has a broad range of responsibilities, partnering with the chairman and chief executive officer to manage all aspects of the business. Comcast has approximately 186,000 employees worldwide, $121 billion in annual revenue, and is one of the 25 most profitable companies in the United States.
Mr. Cavanagh joined Comcast as the company’s chief financial officer in 2015 after spending more than twenty years in the financial services industry. From 2012 to 2014 he was co-chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Corporate & Investment Bank, a global leader in its industry with over $30 billion in revenue and more than sixty thousand employees working in nearly one hundred countries. In this role, Mr. Cavanagh co-headed all investment banking, cash management, investor services, and the largest global markets and trading business in the world. Prior to that, he served as JPMorgan Chase’s chief financial officer for six years, where he helped lead the company successfully through the financial crisis. Immediately prior to joining Comcast, he briefly served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of The Carlyle Group, a leading global alternative asset manager.
Mr. Cavanagh earned a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of HealthVerity. At Yale, he served as a non-trustee member of the Yale Corporation Committee on Investments before being appointed chairman of the committee. Mr. Cavanagh was appointed a successor trustee in 2020.