SVP, Consumer Engagement and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
An eighteen year Disney veteran, John Flynn currently oversees Consumer Engagement and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing at the Walt Disney Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company. He and his team are responsible for expanding direct-to-consumer initiatives and innovating new programs to reach consumers worldwide. His team led the expansion of Disney Movie Rewards (a direct-to-consumer loyalty platform) to 10 countries around the world including the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, India and Australia. Previously, John was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development and New Technology for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE), overseeing the strategic and creative teams responsible for Blu-ray, Business Development, New Technology and Digital Distribution, worldwide. John was responsible for expanding Disney's online presence and direct-to-consumer initiatives in the home entertainment marketplace, which includes innovating new programs to reach consumers worldwide. John joined The Walt Disney Company in 1992 as a Senior Production Artist responsible for the design and development of key art as well as marketing and promotional materials. He also led the company’s efforts in Digital Asset Management, resulting in the launch of the company’s first digital asset distribution site (BVHE.com) in 1996. Prior to that he was an art director at F2Design Studios in Los Angeles and an assistant art director at Tim Alderson Design in Los Angeles. John is a Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts graduate from Barrington College in Barrington, Rhode Island.