Leading internet subscription service for movies and TV programs, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced today Bill Holmes is being promoted to a new role as Chief Business Development Officer.
Holmes, who joined Netflix in 2008, has been serving as Vice President – Business Development, in charge of global partnerships across the consumer electronics, gaming, operator, service provider and retail markets.
Recently, Netflix announced that Cindy Holland will assume a new role as VP of Original Content. And VP of Content Acquisition Jason Ropell will oversee television content licensing for the U.S. market. (Read: Netflix Streams Out Names of its New Leaders)
Under his leadership, Netflix has partnered with many of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies including Apple, LG, Microsoft, Nintendo, Samsung and Sony to create “Netflix Ready” devices for consumers to enjoy watching instantly a broad selection of shows and movies.
“Bill has helped make Netflix the killer app for the world’s leading electronics companies,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “In doing so, Netflix is now available on millions of devices and in over 25 million households in more than 50 countries.”
Holmes (pictured above) holds a BA in English from Trinity University.