OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora, the leading internet radio service, today announced the promotion of Ian Geller to Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Ian will manage the Company's relationships with mobile operators and OEMs as well as the major CE device brands, carriers, operators and chipset manufacturers.
Ian Geller joined Pandora in 2006 as the Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Pandora, Ian was the Director of Product Management at Virgin Mobile USA where he was responsible for defining Virgin's mobile music strategy and development. Ian's career began as a product manager at CTNY/ThinAirApps in New York City, a pioneer in the development of wireless data services, which was acquired by Palm in 2001.
Jessica Steel, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Pandora, said, "Over the past four years, Ian has been integral to our growth by solidifying strategic partnerships that have expanded our presence in mobile and CE devices – more than 100 of which now have Pandora as a feature. We're confident that in his new role as Vice President, Ian will be an outstanding advocate for our business partners, helping them fulfill consumer demand to have Pandora present in all of their connected devices."
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora's personalization – using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. www.pandora.com