Sean Parker, who co-founded Napster and was Facebook's first president, has been replaced on Spotify's board of directors. The tech sage was an early financial backer at the now-ubiquitous streaming service -- he introduced it to his old boss Mark Zuckerberg -- and he joined the board in 2009.
Another early investor, Klaus Hommels, has also left the board, as did Pär-Jörgen Pärsson. As part of the shakeup, Spotify has introduced four new members: former Disney COO Thomas Staggs; ex-YouTube product exec Shishir Mehrotra; former Cisco CEO Padmasree Warrior; and Swedish investor Cristina Stenbeck.
The changes to the board were revealed in a filing with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register and since confirmed by Spotify. A spokesperson for Spotify told Billboard that the trio departed "as the company moves into a different stage. They remain investors, friends and supporters of Spotify."