Social Media Speaker and Pandora Media, INC. Chairman, CEO, and President Brian McAndrews joined the music streaming service in 2013. Before joining Pandora, he was the Senior Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, where he led the Advertising and Publisher Solutions Group as they successfully integrated aQuantive. aQuantive is Microsoft’s largest obtainment ever which helped to create APS.
As of 2015, Brian McAndrews has helped expand Pandora’s listener population and the service now has close to 175 million users in the United States. At aQuantive Inc., he helped build one of the fastest-growing global digital marketing companies in the world, from 1997-2007. When Microsoft acquired aQuantive for $6 Billion, it included three separate business units: Razorfish, Atlas, and DRIVEpm. Before working for aQuantive, Brian McAndrews worked for ABC Inc., a broadcasting and communications company, with executive positions at ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and ABC Television Network, as well as serving as project manager for General Mills.
He has many accolades, including Advertising Age’s first Digital Executive of the Year and was designated as one of the 30 most influential executives in the advertising, marketing and media world in Adweek’s 30th Anniversary issue. Brian serves on the board of directors for Clearwire; for Fisher Communications Inc., White Pages, Searchandise, AdReady, and United Way King County. Brian is available for speaking engagements, personal appearances and public events.
TO WORK WITH BRIAN MCANDREWS: Social media expert Brian McAndrews can be hired for speaking engagements and events in roles such as corporate appearances, endorsements, speaking.