David J. Lee

David J. Lee

chief financial officer & chief operating Officer at webtoon entertainment

Location: San Francisco Bay

Member Since: 2015

David J. Lee is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for WEBTOON Entertainment, where he oversees global corporate, financial and operations teams for WEBTOON, Wattpad, and Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. A seasoned consumer and technology industry executive, he brings over 25 years of experience across a variety of finance leadership roles.

Prior to WEBTOON, David was the CEO of Inevitable Tech while serving on public company boards for AppHarvest, Benson Hill, and Zevia. Previously, he was the COO & CFO of Impossible Foods, where he successfully led the company’s launch of the Impossible Burger and its nationwide distribution. Prior to Impossible Foods, Lee was the public company CFO of Zynga, where he led the company’s finance and corporate development teams and helped lead the company’s transformation from web-based to mobile. From 2004 to 2012, Lee held leadership roles at Del Monte Foods while it was public, and led its take-private transaction, overseeing at various times the consumer products business, corporate strategic planning, government relations, corporate communications and financial planning. Lee also led corporate finance, strategy and development for Best Buy during its transformation from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Lee worked in advertising at the Leo Burnett company and strategy at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors for Zevia and Benson Hill, and is a Fellow at the Council of Korean Americans and the Network of Korean American Leaders. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Harvard College.