People: Pandora Media Inc (P)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian McAndrews

55 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Tim Westergren

48 2014 Founder, Director

Michael Herring

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Gerbitz

2014 Executive Vice President - Revenue Operations

Chris Martin

2014 Chief Technology Officer

Steve Ginsberg

2014 Chief Information Officer

Simon Fleming-Wood

45 2011 Chief Marketing Officer

Sara Clemens

42 2014 Chief Strategy Officer

John Trimble

50 2009 Chief Revenue Officer

Robert Kavner

70 2010 Lead Independent Director

Peter Chernin

63 2011 Independent Director

James Feuille

56 2005 Independent Director

Peter Gotcher

54 2005 Independent Director

Elizabeth Nelson

53 2013 Independent Director

David Sze

48 2009 Independent Director

Dominic Paschel

Vice President - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Brian McAndrews

Mr. Brian P. McAndrews has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Pandora Media Inc., with effect from September 11, 2013. Following senior positions at General Mills and ABC, McAndrews, took over Avenue A, a small digital agency in Seattle in 1999, and as President and CEO built it into aQuantive, the fastest-growing digital marketing company in the world at the time. aQuantive was subsequently acquired by Microsoft for $6 billion in 2007. After serving as a senior vice president at Microsoft and running Microsoft`s Advertiser & Publisher Solutions group, McAndrews joined Madrona as an investing partner in 2009, focusing on early-stage technology companies. In addition to his work at Madrona, McAndrews currently serves on the boards of The New York Times Co., Grubhub Seamless and AppNexus. McAndrews was recognized as Advertising Age`s first-ever "Digital Executive of the Year" and he was designated one of the 30 most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media world in Adweek`s 30th Anniversary issue.

Tim Westergren

Mr. Tim Westergren is Founder, Director of Pandora Media, Inc. He isone of our founders, served as our chief creative officer and treasurer from February 2000 to May 2002, as our chief executive officer and president from May 2002 to July 2004, and as our chief strategy officer from July 2004 to February 2014. He has served as a member of our board of directors from the company's inception. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Westergren worked as an independent musician, composer and record producer and has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Mr. Westergren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. We believe that Mr. Westergren is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his historic knowledge of our company as one of our founders, the continuity he provides on our board of directors, his strategic vision for Pandora and his background in technology and music.

Michael Herring

Mr. Michael S. Herring is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Pandora Media, Inc., since February 1, 2013. Prior to joining Pandora, Mr. Herring served as the vice president of operations at Adobe Systems Incorporated, a provider of digital marketing and digital media solutions, from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Herring served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Omniture, Inc., a provider of online business optimization software, from 2004 to 2009. Prior to Omniture, Mr. Herring served as the chief financial officer of MyFamily.com (now Ancestry.com), having joined the company through the acquisition of Third Age Media in 2000. At Third Age Media, Mr. Herring served as vice president of finance. Prior to Third Age Media, he served as controller of Anergen Inc. Mr. Herring holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

David Gerbitz

Mr. David Gerbitz has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Revenue Operations of the Pandora Media Inc., effective July 7th, 2014. 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 priorities.

Chris Martin

Mr. Chris Martin is Chief Technology Officer of the company. Mr. Martin 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. Prior to Pandora, he worked in various engineering capacities at multiple enterprise software companies, including Quintus, Kenamea and QRS/Inovis.

Steve Ginsberg

Mr. Steve Ginsberg is Chief Information Officer of the Pandora Media Inc. Mr. 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 Pandora's Chief Financial Officer, Mike Herring. Mr. Ginsberg has been a key member of Pandora's technical team since 2006. Before joining Pandora, he had management roles at DHAP Digital and MyPrimeTime, Inc.

Simon Fleming-Wood

Mr. Simon Fleming-Wood is Chief Marketing Officer of Pandora Media, Inc., since October 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Fleming-Wood was the vice president of marketing for the consumer products group at Cisco Systems, a provider of communications and information technology products and services, where he oversaw the worldwide marketing organization for the company’s consumer business and led the development and execution of all integrated marketing efforts. Mr. Fleming-Wood was the founding vice president of marketing at Pure Digital Technologies, a developer of digital imaging solutions, from 2001 to 2009, when Pure Digital Technologies was acquired by Cisco Systems. Prior to that, Mr. Fleming-Wood held various senior marketing positions at Sega.com, The Learning Company/Mattel and The Clorox Company. Mr. Fleming-Wood holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stanford University.

Sara Clemens

Ms. Sara Clemens is a Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora Media Inc., since February 2014. Prior to joining Pandora, Ms. Clemens was an executive-in-residence at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, from September 2013 to February 2014. Ms. Clemens served as the vice president of corporate development at LinkedIn Corporation, a professional social networking internet service, from July 2012 to September 2013. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2012, she held a variety of leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation, a provider of software, services, and solutions, including serving as the general manager of strategy and development for Microsoft's interactive entertainment business from 2010 to 2012.

John Trimble

Mr. John Trimble is Chief Revenue Officer of Pandora Media, Inc., since March 2009. Prior to joining, Mr. Trimble was the executive vice president of sales at Glam Media, a media company, from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for overseeing advertising sales to new audiences and markets. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Trimble served as senior vice president of advertising sales for Fox Interactive Media, a provider of internet media management and content broadcasting services, where he was responsible for managing sales initiatives and driving advertising revenue for various Fox online media properties, including MySpace.com, IGN.com, FoxSports.com and AmericanIdol.com. Prior to that, Mr. Trimble also served as director of sales for the Sports Illustrated website, SI.com, and as vice president of sales for Phase2 Media, a men’s vertical advertising network. Mr. Trimble holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Lawrence University.

Robert Kavner

Mr. Robert Kavner is Lead Independent Director of Pandora Media, Inc. He has served on board of directors since March 2004 and as lead independent director since March 2010. Since 1995, Mr. Kavner has been an independent venture capital investor focusing on investments in technology companies. From January 1996 through December 1998, Mr. Kavner served as president and chief executive officer of On Command Corporation, a provider of on-demand video systems for the hospitality industry. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Kavner held several senior management positions at AT&T, a provider of telecommunications services, including senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Multimedia Products and Services Group and chairman of AT&T Venture Capital Group. Mr. Kavner also served as a member of AT&T’s executive committee. Mr. Kavner served on the board of directors of Earthlink, an internet service provider, from 2001 to 2008, and currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of privately-held companies. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Kavner was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Kavner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Adelphi University.

Peter Chernin

Mr. Peter Chernin is an Independent Director of Pandora Media, Inc., since January 2011. Mr. Chernin currently owns and runs Chernin Entertainment, which produces motion pictures and television programs, and The Chernin Group, which pursues strategic opportunities in media, technology and entertainment. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Chernin held various positions at News Corporation, most recently as president and chief operating officer, and as chairman and chief executive officer of The Fox Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation, where he oversaw the global operations of the company’s film, television, satellite, cable and digital media businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Chernin headed Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment and, earlier, the Fox Broadcasting Company. Prior to joining News Corporation, Mr. Chernin served as president and chief operating officer of Lorimar Film Entertainment, a television production company. Mr. Chernin currently serves on the board of directors of American Express, a diversified financial services company, and has previously served on the boards of directors of various companies in the media industry and the tech industry, including News Corporation, Fox Entertainment Group, Gemstar-TV Guide International, E*Trade and DIRECTV. Mr. Chernin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

James Feuille

Mr. James M. P. Feuille is an Independent Director of Pandora Media, Inc., since October 2005. Mr. Feuille currently serves as a general partner with Crosslink Capital, an investment and venture capital management company, where he focuses on investments in digital media, internet services, and software and business services. Mr. Feuille has been affiliated with Crosslink Capital since November 2002 and has been a general partner since January 2005. Prior to joining Crosslink Capital, Mr. Feuille served as global head of technology investment banking at UBS Warburg, a business group of a global financial services firm, chief operating officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, and head of technology investment banking at Robertson Stephens & Company. Mr. Feuille currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Feuille holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Peter Gotcher

Mr. Peter Gotcher is an Independent Director of Pandora Media, Inc., since September 2005. Mr. Gotcher is an independent private investor focusing on investments in digital media technology companies. Mr. Gotcher was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, a private investment firm from September 1999 to June 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Gotcher was a venture partner with Institutional Venture Partners, a private investment firm, from 1997 to September 1999. Mr. Gotcher founded Digidesign, a manufacturer of digital audio workstations, and served as its president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of from 1984 to 1995. Digidesign was acquired by Avid Technology, a media software company, in 1995 and Mr. Gotcher served as the general manager of Digidesign and executive vice president of Avid Technology from January 1995 to May 1996. Mr. Gotcher currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Dolby Laboratories and serves on the boards of directors of a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Gotcher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth Nelson

Ms. Elizabeth A. Nelson is an Independent Director of Pandora Media Inc., since 2013. Ms. Nelson currently serves on the boards of Nokia, a global leader in the mobile market, Brightcove, Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions for publishing and distributing professional digital media, and several private companies. Ms. Nelson currently chairs the audit committee at Brightcove and serves on the audit committee at Nokia. From 1996 through 2005, Ms. Nelson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Macromedia, Inc., where she also served as a director from January 2005 to December 2005. Prior to joining Macromedia, Ms. Nelson held various roles in finance and corporate development at Hewlett-Packard Company, an information technology company. Ms. Nelson's public company board service includes serving as a director of Ancestry.com, an online family history company, from 2009 to 2012, of SuccessFactors Inc., a provider of human resources solutions, from 2007 to 2012, of Autodesk Inc., a design software company, from 2007 to 2010, and of CNET Networks, Inc., an Internet media company, from 2003 to 2008. Ms. Nelson holds an M.B.A. in Finance with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Georgetown University. We believe that Ms. Nelson is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her operating and management experience in the technology industry and her service on the boards of directors of a range of technology, internet and mobile companies.

David Sze

Mr. David Sze is an Independent Director of Pandora Media, Inc., since May 2009. Mr. Sze currently serves as a partner with Greylock Partners, a private investment firm, where his investment focuses include consumer internet and service, media convergence, wireless data and technology-assisted marketing services. Before joining Greylock in 2000, Mr. Sze was senior vice president of product strategy at Excite and then Excite@Home, an internet portal company. As an early employee at Excite, Mr. Sze also held roles as general manager of Excite.com and vice president of content and programming for the Excite Network. Prior to that, Mr. Sze was in product marketing and development at Electronic Arts and Crystal Dynamics, respectively. He started his career in management consulting for Marakon Associates and The Boston Consulting Group, and also spent time at HBO. Mr. Sze currently serves on the board of directors of LinkedIn Corporation, a professional social networking internet service, and serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Sze holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Dominic Paschel

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