Pandora was founded by musicians and music‑lovers.

Pandora is the world's most powerful music discovery platform - a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.

Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

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Executive Team

Naveen Chopra

CFO and Interim President and CEO

Chris Phillips

Chief Product Officer

Kristen Robinson

Chief Human Resources Officer

John Trimble

Chief Revenue Officer

David Gerbitz

EVP, Revenue Operations

Steve Bené

General Counsel

Naveen Chopra

CFO and Interim President and CEO

As CFO, Naveen manages finance and accounting, investor relations, corporate development, strategic planning, facilities, and IT.

Naveen partners with executives across the company to ensure that Pandora can fulfill its vision for the future of music while also delivering value to our shareholders. Prior to Pandora, Naveen has held business development, corporate development, and executive roles at companies like TiVo, Microsoft/WebTV, and Hewlett Packard.

Naveen is a graduate of Stanford where he received his MBA along with undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics.


Favorite Stations

Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, plus some pop and rap stations he doesn’t want his kids to know he listens to.

Chris Phillips

Chief Product Officer

Chris is responsible for defining and leading Pandora's overarching product strategy, roadmap, end-to-end development delivery, and adoption for listeners, advertisers, and music makers. He leads product management, design, creative services, content, insights, engineering, and marketing.

Prior to joining Pandora, Chris was director of product management and user experience for digital music at Amazon. Before Amazon, he was director at Intuit in product strategy, product management, and design in various business units. Chris holds a BSBA from the Ohio State University.


Favorite Stations

Thumbprint Radio, Foster the People Radio, and Juicy Radio

Kristen Robinson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristen is responsible for Pandora's global people strategies and operations and is committed to developing an incredible culture where people thrive and generate lasting business success.

Kristen joined Pandora in 2014 from Yahoo!, where she led the company's global HR centers of excellence and international HR teams. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.


Favorite Stations

Passionate about jazz and can't live without her Miles Davis and Bad Plus stations. She'll mix it up with alt-J, The Black Keys, Radiohead and Philip Glass.

John Trimble

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, John is responisble for all local advertising revenue including National, Local, Programmatic and Inside sales efforts. The role also drives strategic sales marketing. John has balanced his digital career with quality brands, in the role of SVP of Sales with News Corp, Fox Interactive Media, including the MySpace brand, with innovative start-ups in his position as VP of Sales with Phase2 Media.

Previous to Pandora, John was EVP of sales at Glam Media where he helped guide their revenue and product expansion. John recieved his BA from St. Lawrence University.


Favorite Stations

The Counting Crows, The Dropkick Murphy's, Kanye West, U2 and Luke Bryan

David Gerbitz

EVP, Revenue Operations

As the EVP of Revenue Operations, David is responsible for monetization and yield strategy, client services and advertising operations: driving Pandora’s growth engine across all digital and broadcast solutions, devices, and channels.

Previous to Pandora, David was the VP of global mid-market and small medium business sales at Yahoo! His career has been focused on scaling and operationalizing revenue and service organizations in the hyper-dynamic digital media industry. David received his BA from the University of Minnesota.


Favorite Stations

Miranda Lambert, Bag Raiders, Poolside, Dolly Parton, Tropical House, Drake, Shawn Colvin, Edith Piaf and Cheryl Wheeler.

Steve Bené

General Counsel

As General Counsel at Pandora, Steve Bené oversees all aspects of the company's legal strategy, operations and compliance.

Prior to joining Pandora, Steve served as General Counsel at Electronic Arts (EA), where he ran a global department responsible for a full range of legal matters ranging from corporate governance, M&A and commercial transactions to groundbreaking industry negotiations with record labels, online services and movie studios. Steve got his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.


Favorite Stations

A shameless fan of pop – all flavors and all eras.