Former TiVo, GoPro Execs Join Hulu's Tech Team
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Hulu announced today that it has welcomed two new senior leaders to its technology team: Joe Bentley as Senior Vice President, Engineering, and Jim Denney as Vice President, Product Management. Bentley and Denney will both report directly to Hulu’s CTO, Dan Phillips.
Additionally, Billie Sue Chafins has been promoted to Vice President, Software Development and Head of Hulu’s Seattle Office. She will report directly to Bentley and will assume responsibility for the decision-making and operations of the company’s office in Seattle.
As Senior Vice President, Engineering, Joe Bentley will be responsible for leading Hulu’s software development organization, consisting of Hulu’s video streaming technology, content platform, client platform and devices, subscriptions and billing, platform engineering, architecture, QA, technical program management, research, machine learning, and AI. He will be responsible for managing Hulu’s long-term technical strategy, aligning team efforts to launch new features, and fostering innovation amongst Hulu’s developers.
Bentley joins Hulu from GoPro where he was Vice President of Software Engineering, responsible for all software engineering and research, including developing mobile and desktop products, web and cloud services, data sciences engineering, AI, and codec research.
As Vice President, Product Management, Jim Denney will be responsible for leading Hulu’s product organization, which includes the service platform, billing and payments, experience and engagement, device partnerships and integrations, and advanced technology teams. Denney will be tasked with directing Hulu’s long-term product strategy, establishing product team goals, and aligning cross-team efforts to ship innovative features for our SVOD and live-streaming service offerings.
Denney comes to Hulu from TiVo, where he was the Vice President of Product Management and Strategy. In this role, he was responsible for building a cohesive product plan and structure across TiVo businesses including metadata, discovery tools, analytics, and TiVo’s core user experience.