Dean Hallett is the President of Hallett Leadership. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), where he was a key member of the executive team and instrumental in shaping the overall strategy of the studio. In that role, Hallett provided strategic direction and operational guidance to all FFE divisions including theatrical production, worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution, worldwide home entertainment, television distribution, digital exhibition and digital media. He aligned and optimized resources while providing guidance to each of the studio divisions as they integrated digital product offerings into day-to-day operations. Hallett also oversaw strategic planning and business development, technology research and engineering, studio and post-production operations, information technology and finance.
Hallett oversaw several key studio initiatives including new digital sell-through home entertainment strategies, the company-wide content management strategy, the digital cinema strategy and rollout, and the business process/cost revolution effort that resulted in establishing the new Enterprise Operations unit.
Prior to joining Fox, Hallett was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Walt Disney Studios (TWDS), a position he had held since January 2000. Prior to his CFO role, he was Senior Vice President, Planning and Control for TWDS, where he drove international theatrical and home entertainment integration initiatives, served as executive sponsor for shared services of The Walt Disney Company and helped spearhead strategic sourcing and ERP initiatives for the corporation.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Hallett received his degree in business administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1980. He is currently Vice-Chairman of Marshall Partners (the premiere academic support group for USC’s Marshall School of Business), and is a member of USC’s Board of Governors and USC Marshall’s Corporate Advisory Board. Hallett previously served on the Board of Directors of Partners Federal Credit Union, is a member of several Fox company boards of directors, and he serves on the board of the LA Promise Fund.