Yahoo! exec Artem Fishman has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud – as co-founder Eric Wahlforss takes on a newly-created role.
Wahlforss is now Chief Product Officer, leading strategy around product initiatives that will launch later this year.
Based in SoundCloud’s Berlin HQ, Wahlforss will continue to oversee the engineering and design teams, in addition to taking on oversight of data and insights.
Prior to joining SoundCloud, Fishman was Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo.
He will now be responsible for leading SoundCloud’s global engineering organisation, in addition to creating and shaping its technical vision and strategy.
Before Yahoo, Fishman (pictured) worked at digital agency HUGE (part of Interpublic Group), Thomson Reuters and New York Times.
“Artem is a seasoned engineering executive who brings with him a wealth of experience and a positive, collaborative mindset.”
eric wahlforss, soundcloud
Said Wahlforss: “Artem is a seasoned engineering executive who brings with him a wealth of experience and a positive, collaborative mindset.
“We’re delighted he will be joining SoundCloud as our new Chief Technology Officer, which is a key role as we continue to innovate and grow.
“Fishman has a keen interest in deep technical details and data-driven approaches which, alongside his leadership skills and passion for our product, will be of real benefit to the engineering organisation.”
Alex Ljung, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud, added: “SoundCloud is a truly unique platform in the music streaming space.
“[artem will] allow Eric to have laser focus on leading and aligning the exciting product initiatives we have slated to launch later this year.”
alexander ljung, soundcloud
“We have ambitious goals to further innovate the user experience for our connected community of creators, curators and listeners, and as we enter into this next stage of growth, Eric and I felt it was important to bring in a senior leader to oversee engineering.
“That will allow Eric to have laser focus on leading and aligning the exciting product initiatives we have slated to launch later this year.”
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