McCarthy was Netflix’s chief financial officer for nearly 12 years, from before the DVD rental company went public and during its transition to a hugely popular Internet video streaming service provider. Netflix recently reported $719 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2011.
McCarthy stepped down from Netflix last December, following “a desire to pursue broader executive opportunities outside the company”.
Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz is evidently giddy with excitement about the appointment of McCarthy to the company’s board. Hartz tells me he first met him back in 2003 while he was working on his previous startup, Xoom, and that he’s been trying to get McCarthy involved in companies he’s been working with for over 8 years now. Mission accomplished on that front.
Prior to Netflix, McCarthy served various roles at Music Choice, Credit Suisse First Boston and Booz Allen Hamilton. He also serves on the boards of Chegg, Pandora, and Wealthfront.