Netflix also reorganizes as CMO heads to the board

Summary:Netflix will be looking for a new chief marketing officer outside of the company in the coming months.

It's a big day for management changes in Silicon Valley. Earlier on Friday, Intel announced that it would be naming a new chief operating officer among other management changes.

Now, Netflix is following suit as its current chief marketing officer, Leslie Kilgore, will be leaving the post she has held for the last 12 years to join Netflix's board as a non-executive director.

CEO Reed Hastings commented in prepared remarks:

Leslie has been instrumental in our long-term success and our recent return to solid growth. We are delighted she is joining our board of directors and will continue to be a key part of Netflix.

For now, Netflix will be looking for a new chief marketing officer outside of the company in the coming months.

In the meantime, Netflix's vice president of marketing, Jessie Becker, has been appointed as interim chief marketing officer, while Jonathan Friedland, vice president of global corporate communications, will now serve as chief communications officer.

Both Becker and Friedland will report directly to Hastings.


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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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