Hope Cochran – Director, Hasbro & former CFO, King Digital Entertainment
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Hope Cochran’s industry experience spans Telecom, Software and Mobile gaming, all with the consistent theme of intense growth and change.
She and her family recently returned to the Seattle area from London where Hope was the Chief Financial Officer for King Digital Entertainment, developer of hit mobile game franchises including Candy Crush and Farm Heroes. Hope experienced serious fun with King as she brought the company through the IPO process to a $6 billion acquisition by Activision. At King, she was widely known for being a legend at playing Candy Crush Saga.
In June, Hasbro, Inc. announced Hope’s appointment to Hasbro’s board of directors as a Director and member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Previously she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Clearwire Corporation and was with the company from 2005 to 2013, when it was sold to Sprint. Hope is credited with raising about $6.5 billion in capital for the firm, including handling the $3.2 billion deal that involved a merger with Sprint Nextel's (NYSE:S) WiMAX business and investments from firms such as Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks.