Pandora announces former Sling TV founding CEO, Roger Lynch, as new CEO & President
Pandora announced today it has appointed Roger Lynch as its new president and CEO. Lynch was the founding CEO of Dish’s Sling TV previous to the move. He will also become a member of Pandora’s board of directors, along with Snap Inc.’s Michael Lynton.
Pandora has seen a steady decline in the number of active users since 2014, when about 81.5 million people were actively using the service on a monthly basis. That number now stands at 76 million (compare that to Spotify’s 140 million active monthly users, 50 million of whom are paying customers). The addition of Lynch and board inclusion of Lynton, who ran Sony Pictures before joining Snap, could signal Pandora is thinking about getting into video in the future.