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Reed Hastings
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Stock Option Committee
Netflix, Inc.Assumed CEO Role 09-01-1998
Mr. Reed Hastings founded Netflix Inc., in 1997 and has been its Chairman of the Board since 1997, Chief Executive Officer since September 1998 and President since July 1999. Mr. Hastings was the Chief Executive Officer at Charter Fund, Inc. He is a Co-Founder of BookRenter.com, Inc. Mr. Hastings serves as an Advisor at Foundation Capital. He is also an Investment Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund. He served as an Advisor at thredUP Inc. From June 1998 to July 1999, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Technology Network. He served as President of Pure Atria Corporation since October 1991. Mr. Hastings served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pure Atria Software since October 1991 until August 1997. He served as the Chairman of DreamBox Learning, Inc. He serves as Director of DreamBox Learning, Inc. He has been Director and Lead Independent Director at Microsoft Corporation since March 26, 2007 and December 15, 2010, respectively. Mr. Hastings also serves on the Board of Directors of Facebook Inc. He has been a Director at Startup America Partnership since August 23, 2011. He served as a Director of Pure Atria Software since October 1991. Mr. Hastings was the President of the California State Board of Education. In 2000, he joined the California Teachers’ Association, Governor Gray Davis, venture capitalist John Doerr, and others to win the battle for easier passage of local school construction bonds. He holds an M.S.C.S. degree from Stanford University and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.


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For Netflix, Inc., since Reed Hastings assumed CEO role on 09-01-1998.
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Political Contributions

CandidateOrganizationDateContribution
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CA - FEDERAL2010-10-27$10,000
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE2010-04-29$30,000
CALIFORNIA VICTORY 20102010-04-22$30,000
KHAZEI, ALANCITIZENS FOR ALAN KHAZEI2009-11-02$2,400
KHAZEI, ALANCITIZENS FOR ALAN KHAZEI2009-11-01$2,400
BOXER, BARBARAFRIENDS OF BARBARA BOXER2009-09-09$2,400
PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY VOTERS ALLIANCE2008-10-20$3,000
OBAMA, BARACKOBAMA FOR AMERICA2008-08-27$2,300
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE2008-08-22$23,900
OBAMA VICTORY FUND2008-08-22$28,500
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE2007-11-14$28,500
DODD, CHRISTOPHER JCHRIS DODD FOR PRESIDENT INC2006-12-11$2,100
DODD, CHRISTOPHER JFRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD2006-12-11$2,100
LOFGREN, ZOELOFGREN FOR CONGRESS2006-08-24$1,000
JUNGE, EMBER REICHGOTTEMBER FOR CONGRESS2006-08-23$2,100
BEAN, MELISSA LUBURICHMELISSA BEAN FOR CONGRESS2006-02-27$2,100
BEAN, MELISSA LUBURICHMELISSA BEAN FOR CONGRESS2006-02-27$1,900
ROTH, DAVID MALCOLMROTH FOR CONGRESS2005-10-19$2,000
CARE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE2005-08-03$5,000
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE2005-06-30$26,700
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAMFRIENDS OF HILLARY2005-06-03$2,100
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAMFRIENDS OF HILLARY2005-06-03$400
SOLIDARITY PAC2004-06-29$2,000
CARE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE2004-05-17$5,000
BOXER, BARBARAFRIENDS OF BARBARA BOXER2004-02-20$2,000
DEAN, HOWARDDEAN FOR AMERICA2003-03-24$2,000
DSCC/NON-FED UNINCORP ASSOC2000-10-30$5,000
CUNNEEN, JAMES FCUNNEEN FOR CONGRESS2000-10-28$1,000
DNC-NON-FEDERAL INDIVIDUAL2000-10-11$15,000
TECHNOLOGY NETWORK (TECHNET) FEDERAL PAC2000-05-15$1,000
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE1999-10-08$20,000
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