After a year at the company, Facebook vice president of communications Rachel Whetstone is heading to greener- or in this case - redder pastures.
Whetstone will join the ranks of Netflix as chief communications officer, after spending a year as an exec working with the WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger brands. Prior to that, she worked at Uber. Whetstone also spent a decade at Google which concluded in a communications-based role.
Netflix let go of its previous CCO, Jonathan Friedland, back in June. Friedland was fired for liberal use of racial slurs in company meetings.
“Rachel is a proven communications leader and a strong addition to the Netflix team. Her deep knowledge and international expertise will be invaluable as we bring Netflix and its expanding lineup of original content to an increasingly global audience.” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement.
Whetsone herself added: “I’m so excited to be joining Netflix and being part of this amazing company’s story."