Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Roger Faxon
Director

Roger Faxon has served on our board of directors since June 2015. Since 2012, Mr. Faxon has been owner and Chief Executive of A&R Investments, an investment and consulting firm focused on the media and communications industries. Previously, from 1994 to 2012, Mr. Faxon held various positions at the EMI Group, a music recording and publishing company, including Chief Executive Officer of the Music Publishing division and most recently as Chief Executive Officer. From 1991 to 1994 he served as the Managing Director of Sotheby’s Europe, the art auction house. Mr. Faxon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, where he currently serves on its board of directors.

Timothy Leiweke
Director

Timothy Leiweke has served on our board of directors since April 2015. Mr. Leiweke currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, a professional sports and commercial real estate company, which is the parent company of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games and Visit California. From 1996 to 2013, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), a sporting and music entertainment presenter. From 1995 to 1996, he served as President and CEO for U.S. Skiing, the nation governing body for Olympic skiing. Prior to that, he served as President of the Denver Nuggets, a professional basketball team, from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Leiweke holds an honorary doctorate from California State University.

Elizabeth A. Nelson
Director

Elizabeth A. Nelson has served on our board of directors since 2013. Ms. Nelson currently serves on the boards of Nokia, a global leader in network infrastructure and location-based technologies and Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service platform. Ms. Nelson currently serves as Lead Independent Director and chairs the Audit Committee at Zendesk, and serves on the Audit Committee at Nokia. From 1996 through 2005, Ms. Nelson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Macromedia, Inc., where she also served as a director from January 2005 to December 2005. Prior to joining Macromedia, Ms. Nelson held various roles in finance and corporate development at Hewlett-Packard Company, an information technology company. Ms. Nelson’s prior public company board service includes serving as a director of Ancestry.com, an online family history company, from 2009 to 2012, of Autodesk, Inc., a design software company, from 2007 to 2010, of Brightcove, Inc., a cloud-based video company, from 2011 to 2014, of CNET Networks, Inc., an Internet media company, from 2003 to 2008, and of SuccessFactors, Inc., a provider of human resources solutions, from 2007 to 2012. Ms. Nelson holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

Mickie Rosen
Director

Mickie Rosen has served on our board of directors since September 2015. Since October 2013, Ms. Rosen has been advising Fortune 100 companies and growth and early stage startups regarding strategy and operations. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Rosen held various positions at Yahoo, most recently as SVP of Global Media & Commerce, where she led the media division globally, overseeing product, design, engineering, editorial, business development, partnerships, and marketing solutions. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Rosen was a partner with digital media venture capital firm, Fuse Capital, where she also co-founded and incubated Tecca, a service helping consumers navigate personal technologies. From 2006 to 2008, she was the SVP and GM of Entertainment for Fox Interactive Media and from 2002 to 2006, Ms. Rosen was the head of product development, marketing, and PR for Fandango. Ms. Rosen has also held executive roles with Quisic, an e-learning start-up, and The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Alliances group and prior to that, was a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Ms. Rosen holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of California at San Diego and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Tim Westergren
Director

Tim Westergren, one of our founders, served as our Chief Creative Officer and Treasurer from February 2000 to May 2002, as our Chief Executive Officer and President from May 2002 to July 2004, as our Chief Strategy Officer from July 2004 to February 2014, and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in March 2016. He has served as a member of our board of directors from the company’s inception. Prior to founding Pandora, Mr. Westergren worked as an independent musician, composer, and record producer and has over 20 years of experience in the music industry spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Tim is an award-winning composer and accomplished musician – trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. Mr. Westergren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. Tim started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project.