Pandora’s board is expanding from nine seats to 10 seats with the addition of Anthony J. “Tony” Vinciquerra.
Vinciquerra will join the board as a Class III Director – an independent role – and will be included in Pandora’s proxy statement for election at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
He follows the appointments of media, music and entertainment veterans Mickie Rosen, Roger Faxon and Tim Leiweke who joined the Pandora Board of Directors in 2015.
Vinciquerra has three decades of experience in the media industry, which includes advising and growing Fortune 100 media and technology companies.
Since 2011, he has been a Senior Advisor to Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors.
He has also served as a director of Qualcomm since July 2015.
He previously served as a director of DirecTV from September 2013 until its sale to AT&T in July 2015, Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. from January 2011 to May 2012, and Motorola, Inc. from July 2007 to January 2011.
“As the fourth new independent director added in the past 12 months, Tony’s appointment is emblematic of our efforts to bring talented individuals with unique perspectives to the board.”
Prior to his tenure at TPG, Vinciquerra was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Networks Group, the largest and most profitable operating unit of News Corporation.
Earlier in his career, he held various management positions in the broadcasting and media industry. He holds a B.A. degree in marketing from the State University of New York.
“We’re delighted to welcome Tony to our Board. His extensive experience and insights will greatly benefit Pandora,” said Brian McAndrews, CEO and Chairman of Pandora.
“Tony’s addition will help guide Pandora as we grow the company, expand profitability and deliver value for shareholders.”
“We look forward to having Tony on the Board as we work to realize the value that Pandora holds for our stockholders,” said Peter Gotcher, Lead Independent Director on Pandora’s Board.
“As the fourth new independent director added in the past 12 months, Tony’s appointment is emblematic of our continued efforts to bring highly experienced and talented individuals with unique perspectives to the Board.”Music Business Worldwide