Streaming TV Wars, An Insider's View of the Streaming Industry
Nov 05, 2019
David Wells-CFO Netflix (retired)
Streaming TV Wars, An Insider's View of the Streaming Industry

Netflix leads the transition to a pure streaming (internet) entertainment world but big competition in Disney, Apple, Warner, and Fox are racing to catch up.  Will Netflix maintain it's lead?  Was does it take to succeed in this new world of scale and global tastes?  David Wells, former CFO of Netflix and 15 year veteran will speak to the evolution of our entertainment world away from the cable and satellite system that saw it expand from 3 broadcast networks to over 100+ specialty channels.  What's next in the world of streaming?

David Wells served as Netflix’s CFO for 8 years, retiring in early 2019 after nearly 15 years with the company and having served as VP of Financial Planning and Analysis prior to CFO.  His responsibilities included strategic planning, corporate development, and a number of operating duties including customer service and real estate.

Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Wells served in progressive roles at Deloitte Consulting for 6 years and in the non-profit world before getting his MBA.  Mr. Wells joined the Board of public ad tech company, The Trade Desk, in January 2016 and private fintech Transferwise in January 2019.  He also serves as an advisor to several growth stage private companies.  

His focus is currently on how to best bring his skills to the NGO and non profit world.  Mr. Wells holds a joint MBA/MPP Magna Cum Laude from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.  He loves spending time with his wife and 12 year old daughter doing anything outside.