Pandora Announces Technology Leadership Promotions
March 18, 2014

Internet radio giant Pandora announced today that Chris Martin has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Ginsberg has been promoted to Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Martin will succeed Tom Conrad, who is stepping down from his role as CTO and Executive Vice President of Product after nearly 10 years at Pandora. The company is also creating a new Chief Product Officer role and is launching a search to fill that position. Conrad is expected to continue full-time for the next three months and then transition to a part-time role where he will be advising the company's leadership team.

Martin first joined Pandora in 2004 and has been Vice President of Engineering, responsible for software development, quality assurance, customer support, device development, device certification and production support. He will report to Brian McAndrews, Pandora's CEO, President and Chairman. Ginsberg was most recently Vice President of Technical Operations and is responsible for building and managing the infrastructure that delivers Pandora to listeners, as well as managing Pandora's internal enterprise systems and information technology. In his new role, he will report to Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring.

"I'm excited to promote two top technology leaders to these important positions. Both have established impressive track records leading Pandora's strong team of technologists. It's great to have the bench strength to promote internally, which provides new opportunities for proven leaders and maintains the continuity of business priorities," stated CEO, President and Chairman McAndrews. "I want to thank Tom [Conrad] for his tireless efforts and immeasurable contributions to Pandora. He has more than earned a well-deserved break, and I'm glad that we'll continue to benefit from his experience as an advisor to the executive leadership team."

Martin also commented: "Our team of engineers has developed some of the most innovative music technology in the world and changed the way we all consume music. Tom and I have built an incredibly strong team, and I am energized by the opportunity to help Pandora drive forward the future of radio."

Ginsberg added: "I'm looking forward to building on the great foundation that Tom has established. As Pandora continues to grow, we need to ensure our technology resources are optimized to deliver the best experience possible for listeners, partners and advertisers."




 
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