People: Pandora Media Inc (P)
9 Dec 2013
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.
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