Tim Westergren founded Pandora in January 2000 and now serves as its CEO. Tim is an award-winning composer, an accomplished musician, and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has recorded with independent labels, managed artists, owned a commercial digital recording studio, scored feature films, produced albums, and performed extensively. His main instrument is the piano, but over the years he has played the bassoon, drums, and clarinet. His musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music.
Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician's musician, he is obsessed with helping talented emerging artists connect with the music fans most likely to appreciate their music. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist - traveling the country to meet with listeners to collect feedback, research local music, and spread the word of the Music Genome Project.
BA, Political1984 - 1988
|Aug 15, 2017||Engadget - Pandora is shutting down in New Zealand and Australia|
|Aug 15, 2017||NeoWin - A month after co-founder Tim Westergren stepped down, Pandora has now appointed a new CEO|
|Aug 15, 2017||IBD - Tech - Pandora Picks Dish Streaming Honcho As CEO, Stock Rises|
|Aug 15, 2017||Engadget - Pandora's CEO is stepping down as digital music evolves|
|Aug 14, 2017||The Street - Pandora Hires Sling TV's Roger Lynch in Move to Reach Profitability|
|Aug 14, 2017||CNBC - Pandora appoints Roger Lynch as new CEO|
|Aug 14, 2017||Engadget - Pandora appoints Sling TV's Roger Lynch as CEO|
|Aug 14, 2017||9to5Mac - Pandora names former Sling TV executive Roger Lynch its new CEO|