Marwan Fawaz

CEO, Nest Labs


Marwan Fawaz is chief executive officer of Nest, an Alphabet company and maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke + CO alarm, and Nest Cam Indoor and

Outdoor. Prior to Nest, Marwan was executive vice president of Motorola Mobility where he served as the CEO of Motorola Home, overseeing vision, strategy and operations. During his time there, he repositioned the business to streamline products and services and in 2013, he led the transaction process to divest of the business unit to Arris for $2.35 billion.

Before joining Motorola, Marwan was executive vice president – strategy and chief technology officer of Charter Communications. Earlier in his career, he served as senior vice president and CTO of Adelphia Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s overall technology development and deployment. He began his career at Times Mirror Cable and held engineering leadership roles at Continental Cablevision and MediaOne. He also served as an Executive-In- Residence at Pilot House Ventures and worked for Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company, as a Technology Investment Analyst.

Marwan currently serves on several public and private company boards/advisory boards. Full board roles include Synacor (SYNC), CSG International (CSGS), and SCTE Foundation. Advisory boards include ADT, Liberty Global International (LGI), CenturyLink (CTL), Guavus, and Benu Networks.

Marwan has published several articles in cable publications and participated in some of the early hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) broadband architecture standard- setting work. In 2009, he received the Cable industry’s Vanguard award in Technology and in 2016 Marwan was inducted to the 50th class of CableTV Pioneers. He is a long-time member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and MS degree in telecommunications, specializing in satellite communications.