Elaine Paul is the Chief Financial Officer, Strategy & Business Development at Hulu where she works closely with CEO Mike Hopkins to map out and achieve Hulu’s trajectory of growth. She also serves as a Hulu board member. Prior to joining Hulu, Elaine served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at the Walt Disney Company where she led various acquisitions, new business initiatives, and strategic investments, including Disney’s original investment in Hulu in 2009. In addition to her tenure in Corporate Strategy, she previously served as Vice President, Business Development for the Walt Disney Internet Group where she led a team responsible for developing strategic partnerships and worked to enhance and monetize the online assets of the company. Elaine also worked on various M&A, strategy, and growth initiatives, including Disney’s investment in Hulu and the merger of Disney-owned joint ventures A&E and Lifetime. Prior to her time at Disney, Elaine worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Company and a Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Company. Elaine holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a degree in Economics from Stanford University.