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Pandora Media Inc (P.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Maffei

57 2017 Chairman of the Board

Roger Lynch

54 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Naveen Chopra

43 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Kristen Robinson

54 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

David Gerbitz

46 2016 Executive Vice President - Revenue Operations

Christopher Martin

44 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Karen Walker

45 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Nicholas Bartle

49 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Stephen Bene

53 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Christopher Phillips

42 2014 Chief Product Officer

John Trimble

53 2009 Chief Revenue Officer

Roger Faxon

68 2017 Lead Independent Director

David Frear

60 2017 Director

Jason Hirschhorn

46 2017 Director

Michael Lynton

57 2017 Director

James Meyer

62 2017 Director

Timothy Leiweke

60 2015 Independent Director

Mickie Rosen

49 2015 Independent Director

Dominic Paschel

Vice President - Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Maffei

Mr. Gregory B. Maffei is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media,” which term includes its predecessors) since May 2007, Liberty Broadband Corporation since June 2014 and Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“Liberty TripAdvisor”) since July 2013 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor since June 2015. Mr. Maffei has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive Corporation (including its predecessor) since February 2006 and as a director since November 2005. He also served as its CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Prior thereto, Mr. Maffei served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation, as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of 360networks Corporation, and as Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Maffei has served as the Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (“Sirius XM Holdings”) since April 2013 and a director since March 2009; the Chairman of the Board of TripAdvisor, Inc. since February 2013; the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since March 2013 and a director since February 2011; a director of Charter Communications, Inc. since May 2013; and a director of Zillow Group, Inc. since February 2015, having previously served as a director of its predecessor, Zillow Inc., from May 2005 to February 2015. Mr. Maffei served as a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014, as a director of Electronics Arts, Inc. from June 2003 to July 2013 and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Starz from January 2013 to December 2016.

Roger Lynch

Mr. Roger J. Lynch has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective September 18, 2017. Prior to joining Pandora, Mr. Lynch served as Chief Executive Officer of Sling TV Holding L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network, from July 2012 to August 2017. Mr. Lynch also served as Executive Vice President, Advanced Technologies for DISH Network from November 2009 to August 2017. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Advanced Technologies for EchoStar from November 2009 to December 2014. Prior to joining DISH Network, Mr. Lynch served as Chairman and CEO of Video Networks International, Ltd., an IPTV technology company in the United Kingdom. Mr. Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Naveen Chopra

Mr. Naveen Kumar Chopra has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective September 18, 2017. He served as the interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer at TiVo, Inc., the company that invented the digital video recorder, from January 2016 until TiVo was acquired by Rovi Corporation in September 2016. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Chopra served as chief financial officer and senior vice president, corporate development and strategy at TiVo, where he was responsible for overseeing TiVo’s accounting and financial reporting, planning, tax, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and strategy functions. Mr. Chopra joined TiVo in 2003 as director, business development, and later served as vice president, business development, before being promoted to senior vice president, corporate development and strategy. Since July 2014, Mr. Chopra has served on the board of directors of Vonage Holdings Corp., where he is a member of its audit committee and compensation committee. He holds bachelor degrees in computer science and economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Kristen Robinson

Ms. Kristen O. Robinson is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. She served as our chief human resources officer since March 2014 and became an executive officer in January 2016. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Robinson was the SVP global human resources at Yahoo!, where she led the company's global HR centers of excellence and international HR teams. Prior to that, Ms. Robinson held various positions at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and served as the chief HR officer of Verigy. Ms. Robinson holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College.

David Gerbitz

Mr. David Gerbitz served as executive vice president - Revenue Operations of the Company. He was the vice president of global mid-market and small medium business sales at Yahoo!, a digital media and advertising company. Prior to that, Mr. Gerbitz served as vice president of client service operations and account management in North America at Yahoo! from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Gerbitz has also held a variety of leadership positions at Microsoft and Amazon.com. Mr. Gerbitz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organization Communications from the University of Minnesota.

Christopher Martin

Mr. Christopher Martin served as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He joined Pandora in late 2004 just before the company began to transition the business into redefining radio. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Martin served as VP of engineering. From 2004 to 2009, he held the position of director of software engineering. Prior to joining Pandora, Mr. Martin worked in various engineering capacities at multiple enterprise software companies, including Quintus, Kenamea and QRS/Inovis. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Karen Walker

Ms. Karen Walker serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the company. She previously served as the Corporate Controller at Uber Technologies Inc., a multinational technology company operating a lead generation platform for on-demand services and logistics, from December 2013 to December 2016. From February 2012 to July 2013, Ms. Walker served as the Vice President, Controller at Virgin America, a domestic airline. She holds a degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California.

Nicholas Bartle

Mr. Nicholas Bartle is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He served as vice president of member marketing and communications at LinkedIn Corporation from September 2015 to September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Bartle served as senior director of marketing communications for Apple Inc. from January 2011 to June 2015. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bartle held senior roles at BBDO, a worldwide advertising agency network, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, an advertising agency.

Stephen Bene

Mr. Stephen G. Bene is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Electronic Arts Inc., a video game developer and publisher, from October 2004 to June 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Bené was a staff attorney at Electronic Arts and an associate at the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP. Mr. Bené currently serves on the board of directors of menuMe, Inc., a restaurant menu application and website. Mr. Bené holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.

Christopher Phillips

Mr. Christopher W. Phillips is Chief Product Officer of the Company. Prior to that, from January 2012 to October 2014, Mr. Phillips was director of product management and user experience for Amazon Digital Music at Amazon. From April 2004 to December 2011, Mr. Phillips served as director of Apple QuickBooks product management, marketing and user experience for Intuit. Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business.

John Trimble

Mr. John Trimble is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Trimble was the executive vice president of sales at Glam Media, a media company, from 2007 to 2009. 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. 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.

Roger Faxon

Mr. Roger C. Faxon is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been owner and chief executive of A&R Investments, an investment and consulting firm focused on the media and communications industries. Mr. Faxon also currently serves on the board of ITV plc, where he is a member of its nomination committee. Previously, from 1994 to 2012, Mr. Faxon held various positions at the EMI Group, a music recording and publishing company, including chief executive officer of the music publishing division and most recently as chief executive officer. From 1991 to 1994 he served as the managing director of Sotheby’s Europe, the art auction house. Mr. Faxon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, where he currently serves on its board of directors.

David Frear

Mr. David J. Frear is Director of the Company. He has served as Sirius XM Holdings’ Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2015. From June 2003 to June 2015, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sirius XM Holdings. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Frear was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Savvis Communications Corporation, a global managed service provider, delivering internet protocol applications for business customers. Mr. Frear also served as a director of Savvis. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Frear was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Orion Network Systems Inc., an international satellite communications company that was acquired by Loral Space & Communications Ltd. in 1998. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Frear was Chief Financial Officer of Millicom Incorporated, a cellular, paging and cable television company. Prior to joining Millicom, he was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. and Credit Suisse. Mr. Frear is a member of the board of directors of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, NASDAQ PHLX LLC, and NASDAQ BX, Inc., subsidiaries of Nasdaq, Inc., a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services.

Jason Hirschhorn

Mr. Jason Hirschhorn serves as Director of the company. Since 2013, Mr. Hirschhorn has served as the chief executive officer and chief curator at REDEF Group, Inc., a company that creates curated information streams focused on specific industries and pop culture. Mr. Hirschhorn has had other substantial business experience, including serving as chief product officer and co-president from 2009 to 2010, of MySpace, Inc. and president of Sling Media, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Hirschhorn also held several positions at MTV Networks Company from 2000 to 2006, including chief digital officer; senior vice president, digital music and media; senior vice president, CMT.com and VH1.com; and vice president, product development, Sonicnet. Prior to joining MTV Networks, he founded and was president and chief executive officer of Mischief New Media, Inc., which was sold to Viacom in 2000. Since 2011, Mr. Hirschhorn has served as a member of the board of directors of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. Mr. Hirschhorn is also the chair of the digital advisory group of Sundance Institute. Mr. Hirschhorn holds a B.S. in International Business and Marketing from New York University.

Michael Lynton

Mr. Michael M. Lynton serves as Director of the company. Michael Lynton is currently the chairman of Snap Inc., a position he has held since 2016 after joining Snap Inc.’s board in 2013. Prior to Snap Inc., Lynton served as CEO of Sony Entertainment from 2012 until February 2017, and as chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment for over 13 years. Prior to his work at Sony, he served as CEO of AOL Europe and president of both AOL International and Time Warner International, and as CEO of Penguin Publishing. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Lynton has served on the board of Ares Management, JAMDAT Mobile, Inc., Samsonite International S.A. and Marvel Entertainment. Lynton holds a B.A. in history and literature from Harvard College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

James Meyer

Mr. James E. Meyer is Director of the Company. He has served as Sirius XM Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer since December 2012 and has been a director of Sirius XM Holdings since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Meyer was President, Operations and Sales, of Sirius XM Holdings. Prior to joining Sirius XM Holdings in May 2004, Mr. Meyer was the President of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company. Before Aegis, he held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics over a 25 year period, including as the Senior Executive Vice President of Digital Media Solutions of Thomson, a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. Prior to joining Thomson, Mr. Meyer held several senior management positions at General Electric and RCA. Mr. Meyer is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a director of TiVo Corporation (and Rovi Corporation prior to its merger with TiVo Corporation).

Timothy Leiweke

Mr. Timothy Leiweke is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as the chief executive officer of Oak View Group, a Los Angeles-based entertainment advisory, development and investment company. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Leiweke served as the president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, a professional sports and commercial real estate company, which is the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. From 1996 to 2013, he was the president and chief executive officer of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), a sporting and music entertainment presenter. From 1995 to 1996, he served as president and CEO for U.S. Skiing, the nation governing body for Olympic skiing. Prior to that, he served as president of the Denver Nuggets, a professional basketball team, from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Leiweke holds an honorary doctorate from California State University. We believe Mr. Leiweke is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his vast experience and background in the entertainment and events industry.

Mickie Rosen

Ms. Mickie Rosen serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has been advising Fortune 100 companies and growth and early stage startups regarding strategy and operations. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Rosen held various positions at Yahoo!, most recently as SVP of global media & commerce, where she led the media division globally, overseeing product, design, engineering, editorial, business development, partnerships, and marketing solutions. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Rosen was a partner with digital media venture capital firm, Fuse Capital, where she also co-founded and incubated Tecca, a service helping consumers navigate personal technologies. From 2006 to 2008, she was the SVP and GM of Entertainment for Fox Interactive Media and from 2002 to 2006, Ms. Rosen was the head of product development, marketing, and PR for Fandango. Ms. Rosen has also held executive roles with Quisic, an e-learning start-up, and The Walt Disney Company's Corporate Alliances group and, prior to those roles, was a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Ms. Rosen holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Dominic Paschel