Brian McAndrews, a partner at Madrona Venture Group, is Pandora's new CEO, the company announced Wednesday.
The change is effective immediately. McAndrews, who previously was a top marketing and advertising executive with Microsoft and aQuantive will succeed Joe Kennedy. Kennedy announced in March that he was quitting after nearly a decade at the helm of Pandora.
The choice reflects the importance of advertising for Pandora.
"We had very specific criteria for our new CEO, and we were very strategic about finding the right person -- Brian is that person," Tim Westergren, Pandora's founder and chief strategy … Read more