Hi Hulu -
Today, I’m happy to introduce you to Elaine Paul, our newest Hulugan, who will be joining us as CFO. Please join me in welcoming Elaine to the team. Elaine will start on Monday but will stop by this afternoon to say hi.
I’d like to thank Tom Fuelling for all of his significant contributions since joining Hulu in 2007. Part of Tom’s legacy is building our incredible finance team.
I’ve known Elaine for many years, and I can tell you she is one of the most tenacious, disciplined and passionate executives I have ever worked with. Elaine is no stranger to Hulu. In fact, Elaine was involved in Disney’s original investment in Hulu back in 2009 and has played a continuing role through her work at Disney on their corporate strategy team. Elaine brings with her a love for Hulu and the amazing product that you all have built. I am confident that her depth of experience and financial and strategic prowess will no doubt add incredible value to this team as we continue to work together to build the best product for our customers (users, content owners, and advertisers).
At Disney, Elaine was SVP of Corporate Strategy. In this role, she led various acquisitions, new business initiatives, and strategic investments. In addition to her work in Corporate Strategy, she previously served as VP, Business Development for the Walt Disney Internet Group. Elaine received her MBA from the Harvard Business School and a degree in Economics from Stanford University.
I said it last week when I stepped in the door, and I’ll take this opportunity to say it again – we are on pace to have one of the strongest years yet for Hulu. I have no doubt that this incredible momentum will continue and flourish with Elaine’s leadership.
Please be sure to say hi and welcome her to the team.
I know Elaine is as excited as I am to be part of the future of Hulu.