Jessica Steel is the Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for Pandora. She is a key member of the executive management team at Pandora that was assembled in 2004 to take the company in a consumer direction. Jessica has helped to make Pandora what it is today: the most popular personalized internet radio service in the U.S. In her business development capacity, Jessica oversees all strategic partnerships for the company, including content deals and distribution relationships with consumer electronics partners including mobile, home CE devices and, most recently, automobiles. She also leads the corporate development initiatives and contributes to overall company strategy, growth initiatives and organizational development as a management team member.
Prior to joining Pandora, Jessica ran business development for the international division of Overture Services (a $1.6B Yahoo-acquired company). Outside of work, she is a singer-songwriter, writing under the name “Jessica Stone,” with two full-length CDs released - Seven Letters (2002) and Melting (2009).
Jessica holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Thouron Scholarship. Jessica was honored by Billboard magazine with the 2011 Women In Music Award.