Executive Champion – Jodi Friedman
Account Vice President, Business Services, Arris
Jodi has over 20 years of sales and business development experience helping to grow some of the industry’s most widely-recognized brands including the Xfinity X1 platform, the TV Guide Network and Interactive Guides, the Starz! Movie Channels, and the Courtroom Television Network (Court TV). Jodi is currently responsible for development of the ARRIS partnership with Comcast Business Services. ARRIS is providing infrastructure, software and technical support services for managed network routing, Wi-Fi, and other cloud-based business intelligence management tools. Jodi works closely with various Comcast stakeholders to ensure solutions are technically aligned, cost-effective, flexible and fast to market.
Prior to her role in business services, Jodi was VP of Customer Premise Equipment Sales managing the ARRIS Broadband and video product portfolio for ARRIS’s largest account. With over 20 million devices in Comcast’s network, ARRIS plays an integral part in the way consumers connect to each other and to their content. Jodi has been an active WICT member since she started in the cable industry. A leader for the Philadelphia Chapter, Jodi has held positions as President as well as Programming, Sponsorship and Tech-it-Out Chairs. She also volunteers in the chapter’s mentoring program. As Chapter President, she created the first awards recognition event recognizing Philadelphia industry leaders who have supported WICT’s mission and helped women rise as leaders in their organizations. “WICT Philly Gives Back” is now one of the Chapter’s signature events recognizing these champions while also supporting Girl’s, Inc, a local, non-profit organization helping young girls develop leadership skills.
Jodi is passionate about the benefits of WICT membership and has participated in many national programs including the Leadership Conference and the Executive Development Seminar. She is a member of Class 22 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and recently received the outstanding “Communicator” Award from her fellow Philadelphia board members. Before entering the cable industry, Jodi practiced law in NYC. She has her JD from New York Law School and was admitted to the bar in NY and NJ. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University. 2019 will also be Jodi’s 10th year as a volunteer in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Jodi lives in Ardmore, PA and is looking forward to working with the remarkable industry leaders who serve on the WICT National Board and continue to help develop leaders who transform our industry.