On Monday, reports that Spencer Neumann, former financial director of Activision Blizzard, left the company to join Netflix. Now that information is verified by the company running through the statement.
As he reported diversityNetflix has announced that Neumann will be in the position of financial director of the company. Until recently, David Wells, a veteran who worked for Netflix for 14 years, has been in that position since 2010. At this time, it is not known when Neumann's era will start in the financial direction of Netflix.
"Spencer is a great performer of fun and excited that will help us deliver incredible stories to people around the world," said Reed Hastings, executive director of Netflix. "I also want to thank David Wells, on behalf of the entire company and our shareholders, for his invaluable contribution to Netflix in the past 14 years."
For his part, Neumann was excited about the new step in his career. That said, the statement did not mention his departure from Activision Blizzard: "Netflix is a unique brand and I'm excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with the Netflix team and our shareholders to build on their excellent track record of success and innovation."
It is important to note that before joining Activision Blizzard, Neumann was the financial director and vice president of global Disney guest experiences. Prior to that he had other roles in companies such as Disney, Providence Equity Partners, Walt Disney Internet Group and ABC Television. As you can see, it has great experience in the industry.
We remind you that a few hours ago Activision Blizzard confirmed that Neumann left the company and that his position was filled by Dennis Durkin. In case you do not know, this is the executive director who worked as financial director of Activision Blizzard for 4 years.
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