Pandora Names Chief Product Officer

Chris Phillips came from Amazon
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Pandora has hired an exec from Amazon as its chief product officer and said this move “rounds out” a year of important executive hires.

The Internet radio company named Chris Phillips as CPO. He is former director of product management and user experience at Amazon Digital Music. While there he led the launch of Amazon Prime Music. Prior, he was at Intuit as director of Apple QuickBooks product management, marketing and user experience and he also worked in Intuit’s Global Business Division. His background includes roles at Workspeed and Accenture.

“Phillips and the product team will be responsible for defining and leading Pandora’s overarching product strategy and roadmap,” it stated. “He will partner with CTO Chris Martin and the technology team to develop products that deliver value to listeners, advertisers and artists.”

The company listed these recent additions to its leadership; prior employers are in parens:

Chief Strategy Officer Sara Clemens (Xbox, LinkedIn)
Chief Human Resources Officer Kristen Robinson (Yahoo)
EVP of Revenue Operations David Gerbitz (Microsoft, Yahoo)
General Counsel Steve Bené (Electronic Arts)

Tim Westergren founded the company; Brian McAndrews is CEO, president and chairman.

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