|Jay Rasulo & Friend|
Variety reports Rasulo will stay on an an adviser and help Iger assist with the transition. The longtime executive has been rumored as a possible CEO at a number of companies, including game maker Mattel, but his immediate plans remained unspecified.
“Jay has been a valued colleague and friend, as well as a vital contributor to Disney’s success, particularly in his roles as chief financial officer and chairman of our Parks and Resorts division,” Iger said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him in this new advisory role, where his strategic acumen and savvy insight will continue to benefit the company.”
In his own statement, Rasulo called it “a true honor” to work at Disney. He complimented Iger as “a great leader.” He said his friendship with Iger would continue and he looked forward to working as an adviser for the company.
Rasulo, 59, carried the title of senior executive vice president, as well as CFO. He helped Disney acquire Maker Studios and previously served as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. He swapped jobs in 2010 with then-CFO Tom Staggs, who became boss of the company’s theme parks.