OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Pandora (NYSE:P), the leading internet radio service, announced today
that David Gerbitz will join the company as Executive Vice President of
Revenue Operations, effective July 7th. Separately, General CounselDelida Costin notified the company that she will be departing the
company at the end of September.
Mr. Gerbitz will lead Pandora’s Revenue Operations team, which includes
Sales Operations, Pricing & Yield Management and Advertising Operations.
He joins Pandora after successful stints with several major technology
leaders, including Microsoft and Amazon, and was most recently Vice
President of Global Mid-Market and Small Medium Business Sales at Yahoo.
Mr. Gerbitz is an expert at managing complex and fast-growing sales
operations at scale, and his addition will further deepen Pandora’s
strong expertise and experience in this area. He will be a member of the
Executive Leadership Team and report directly to CEO Brian McAndrews.
In this newly created role, Gerbitz will be responsible for the
successful implementation of Pandora’s advertising products. He will
work alongside Chief Revenue Officer John Trimble, who will continue
leading Pandora’s sales team to advance Pandora's monetization
“We are very excited to welcome David to Pandora, where he will apply
his formidable talent towards moving our market-leading advertising
platform forward,” said CEO Brian McAndrews. “At the same time, I am sad
to see Delida Costin leave the company. Delida has been a valuable
member of our team throughout many of the most significant events to
date, including our IPO in 2011. We wish her all the best as she pursues
the next step in her career.”
Ms. Costin will be continuing in her role as General Counsel and as an
Officer of the company until the end of July. After that, she will act
in an advisory capacity until the end of September. An external search
will be conducted to fill the role.
Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime,
anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch
instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song,
or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed
hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora®
internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener
feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of
more than one million tracks. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora
every day to hear music they love. www.pandora.com
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