Gerard K. Kunkel

Founder & Managing Partner Next Media Partners, LLC

Gerard Kunkel is a technology, media and entertainment executive with extensive experience in leading company vision, strategy, and product development. Gerard has decades of experience bringing new products and services to market in TV, digital media and entertainment. Gerard has advised companies from the Fortune 50 in media and tech, to startups from Silicon Valley and beyond.

Gerard is founder and managing partner of Next Media Partners, LLC, a business, product, and technology consultancy to communications, media and entertainment companies. Gerard served as an executive consultant to Microsoft, where he worked with the leadership team in shaping the product plans for Microsoft’s Xbox and TV products and services. Gerard also held executive roles at Comcast, including president of GuideWorks, and as SVP, User Experience and Product Design. Prior to Comcast, Gerard held numerous executive roles in technology, media and entertainment, including president of WorldGate Communications. He is the author of two books, and the holds 13 patents in television technology.

Gerard also serves as President of BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. a 501c3 charity and music festival dedicated to raising funds and awareness for youth oriented causes.


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