Page Thompson serves as President and Chief Operating Officer - International, Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) for NBCUniversal. He oversees operations at Universal’s park in Osaka, Japan and manages the relationship with Universal’s licensed park in Singapore. Thompson also oversees the planning and operation of Universal Beijing which is expected to finish construction in 2020.
Prior to joining UPR, Thompson served as EVP, Strategic Integration for NBCUniversal, leading “Symphony” efforts – projects where divisions of NBCUniversal and Comcast joined together to support the top priorities of the combined companies. Prior to that, he served as President of Golf Channel overseeing programming, production and operations, consumer and affiliate marketing, promotional strategies and new media applications. During his tenure, the network achieved its highest ratings ever and launched its high-definition channel. Thompson was also instrumental in the network’s successful launch of golfnow.com — the industry leader in online tee times — and the acquisition of 10 additional companies in the online golf space. He also managed relationships with every major golf tour.
Before joining Golf Channel in 2007, Thompson was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast Cable. He was responsible for the Company’s video product and is credited with building Comcast’s industry leading video-on-demand service from conception to a platform that boasted more than 9,000 programs each month and more than 4 billion views from 2004 until the time of his departure. While at Comcast, he co-chaired the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s On Demand Consortium.
Earlier in his career, Thompson held several positions with General Cinema Theatres, where he ran all marketing and communications and served as General Manager of all the non-film, revenue-generating business for the company; and for the Pepsi-Cola Company, where he served in a variety of brand management positions. He also worked in account management for the New York advertising agency Benton & Bowles.
Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He is married with two children.