NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker issued a memo Wednesday, Dec. 16, detailing the members of the transition team that will oversee the firm's proposed take over by Comcast Corp.
The memo was first revealed by Mediabistro's TV Newser. According to the Website, the "Operational Transition Team," will be led by Salil Mehta, who is described by NBC insiders as Zucker's right hand man. Mehta's official title is president of business operations, strategy and development. Joe Donnelly, the CFO of Comcast's programming group will work together with Mehta. "Jeff Shell, president of the Comcast Programming Group, and Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBCU TV Entertainment, will both be heavily involved with this team," writes Zucker in the memo.
The goal of the transition teams is to plan for how the joint venture will operate after the deal closes which is expected to be anywhere between nine month to 18 months away.