Is Hulu’s CEO Heading To Facebook?By: Josh Wolford - July 10, 2012
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has just jumped from one rumor whirlwind to another, as the New York Post is reporting that Kilar may be on his way to Facebook.
The Post quotes sources that say Mark Zuckerberg is very interested in Kilar and is considering him for a “senior role” in the company.
Kilar joined Hulu after years of work with Amazon. At Amazon, Kilar was instrumental in getting the company to move toward the video business.
Kilar is bouncing around the executive pipeline as of late, as Facebook is the second high-profile company that’s reportedly eyeing the Hulu CEO. Last week, it was reported that Yahoo! had narrowed down their CEO search to two men – Kilar and current interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.
But shortly after that news came down, Kilar bowed out of the race, with Hulu releasing the following statement:
As has been reported, Jason Kilar has been a focus of the Yahoo CEO search committee. He has graciously declined to be considered.
In a “senior role” at Facebook, could Kilar help direct focus to online video, feature films, or social interaction among viewers on the network? It would make sense. The Post also speculates that Kilar could be in Zuckerberg’s crosshairs in order to boost Facebook’s online video advertising.
Hulu has declined our request to comment.