Pandora Taps Chris Phillips as Head of Product
Digital veteran Chris Phillips has joined Pandora as the web radio company's chief product officer. In his new role, Phillips will partner with CTO Chris Martin to develop new products that will…
Digital veteran Chris Phillips has joined Pandora as the web radio company’s chief product officer. In his new role, Phillips will partner with CTO Chris Martin to develop new products that will hopefully entice more listeners and deliver value to advertisers.
Pandora Revenue Up 40 Percent, Listening Growth Softens
Phillips was most recently director of product management and UI for Amazon’s digital music unit, where he led the launch of streaming service Amazon Prime Music. Prior to Amazon, Phillips held roles at Intuit, where he worked on Apple QuickBooks, and before that stints at Workspeed and Accenture.
“With extensive product experience in global roles in companies at significant scale, Chris will be a great addition to Pandora’s Executive Leadership Team,” said Brian McAndrews, Pandora’s CEO/president/chairman. “I’m more confident than ever we have the right leaders and experience in place to ensure Pandora’s growth now and well into the future.”
Last week Pandora announced big revenue gains in the third quarter in spite of a softening in its listener metrics. In the first 9 months of the year, Pandora’s revenue rose 49.2 percent to $652.8 million, while its net losses grew much slower, 16.4 percent, or $49.7 million.