Joe Kennedy joined Pandora in 2004 following a five-year stint at E-LOAN, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for Saturn Corporation, which he grew to over $4 billion in revenue and established as the top brand for customer satisfaction in the auto industry. Joe joined the initial start-up team at Saturn, four months after its founding, as a marketing manager and held positions of increasing marketing responsibility over the course of his 11-year tenure there.
Joe holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, where he dabbled in music theory and learned to compose his own Gregorian chants. He is Pandora's resident pop music junkie. Joe has also been playing the piano for more than 30 years, most of which has been spent attempting to master Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|Mar 28, 2016||SiliconBeat - Biz Break: Pandora’s old boss is its new boss|
|Mar 28, 2016||Venture Beat - Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren becomes the new CEO as part of management makeover|
|Nov 21, 2013||CNet - Pandora's mobile ad sales pass $100M for the quarter - CNET|
|Sep 11, 2013||Venture Beat - Pandora taps former Microsoft exec Brian McAndrews as its new CEO|
|Aug 22, 2013||CNet - Pandora shares sink on out-of-tune outlook - CNET|
|Aug 22, 2013||TechCrunch - Pandora Revenue Beats The Street, Grows 58% To $162M For Its Last Quarter Before iTunes Radio|
|Apr 9, 2013||Venture Beat - Doubling its U.S. member base in 2 years, Pandora hits 200M registered users|
|Mar 21, 2013||Venture Beat - Pandora launches Windows Phone 8 app, promises ad-free listening through 2013|