Netflix just sent a memo to staff with the news. The company confirmed Neal’s departure to Deadline but declined to address questions about the reasons behind her leaving or whether a successor has been chosen.
“We are incredibly grateful to Jessica Neal for building and leading a best-in-class talent organization over these past four years,” Neflix founder and co-ceo Hastings said. “She has been a trusted and valued partner, and we wish her the very best.”
Neal has a long history with Netflix, starting at the company in 2006 when it was a mail-order DVD service. In 2013, she left to become head of human resources at Coursera, which provides online access to global university courses. She then became Chief People Officer at mobile gaming company Scopely.
She returned to Netflix in