October 25, 2021

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Cooley Campbell resigned as president of Hulu

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Less than two years after becoming Hulu’s president, Kelly Campbell has left the Disney-owned streaming service.

Campbell’s departure was announced to staff by Rebecca Campbell, Disney’s chairman of international operations and direct-to-consumer, who said Kelly was no longer “immediately effective” with Hulu but did not provide a specific reason.

Kelly Campbell’s direct reports in Hulu will report to Rebecca Campbell (the two have no relationship) until the replacement name for the position is announced.

Kelly Campbell joined Hulu as chief marketing officer in 2017 and was promoted to president in February 2020 following the resignation of Randy Frere as Hulu’s chief executive officer. Prior to Hulu, he spent 12 years at Google, working in various leadership and marketing roles at Google Ads and Google Cloud. Campbell first started in the finance sector as an investment banking analyst for JPMorgan Chase and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Read the memo Rebecca Campbell sent to Disney staff on Monday:

Favorite team –

I wanted to let you all know that Kelly Campbell has left the company, effective immediately. I know you will join me in thanking him for his contributions to Hulu over the past four years and wishing him well.

For an interim period, Scott Donaton, Reagan Finney, Karin Gilford, Brian Henderson and Annie Luo will report to me. Additionally, Disney Streaming will report cross-business team leaders জো Joe Inzarillo, Gerald Zimmerson, Jaya Kolhatkar, and Karen Van Kirk মাই to Michael Paul and temporarily to me.

Hulu remains an important part of our direct-consumer strategy, and I look forward to working closely with all of you until the replacement is named.

My best,

Rebecca

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