Elaine Paul has joined Hulu as CFO, the first major move by the streaming service since Mike Hopkins boarded as CEO last week. Hopkins made the announcement today to staff on the Hulu blog. Paul was SVP of Corporate Strategy at Disney and, Hopkins noted, was involved in Disney’s original investment in Hulu back in 2009. At Disney, Paul 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. The fate of the streaming service controlled by Fox, Disney and Comcast was in doubt early this year. The owners entertained bids for it before deciding in July to keep it, and supply $750M to accelerate its growth. Paul begins her new job on Monday.
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