David Wells

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David Wells

David Wells

High Growth Tech Company Board Member & Advisor

Bio Info

David Wells has focused the last 20+ years on helping consumer businesses grow and has recently shifted towards helping younger companies and the NGO and nonprofit world, particularly growth in the developing world.

He spent nearly 15 years at Netflix, with 8 as its CFO, retiring in early 2019, having served as VP of Financial Planning and Analysis prior to CFO.  Mr. Wells was an integral part of the team that presided over Netflix’s transition to a self-produced content streaming company from the DVD company of its early days, its expansion to 190 countries, raising $12B+ in capital, and growth to a $130B+ company.

Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Wells served in progressive roles at Deloitte Consulting for 6 years and in the nonprofit world before getting his MBA. Mr. Wells joined the Board of public ad tech company, The Trade Desk, in January 2016 and private fintech Transferwise in January 2019. He also serves as an advisor to several growth stage private companies.  

Mr. Wells holds a joint MBA/MPP Magna Cum Laude from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

He loves spending time with his wife and daughter doing anything outside.

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