Management

Management

David Gerbitz
David Gerbitz
Chief Operating Officer
David Gerbitz

David Gerbitz is the Chief Operating Officer, joined Pandora Media in 2014, as the Executive Vice President of Revenue Operations, where he is responsible for monetization and yield strategy, client services and advertising operations; driving Pandora’s growth engine across all digital and broadcast solutions, across all devices and all demand channels.

Previous to Pandora, David was the Vice President of global mid-market and small medium business sales at Yahoo! He also led client services as the Vice President of North America account management, sales and advertising operations. David was responsible for operationalizing sales, service and revenue on all digital platforms and solutions including search, display, native, mobile, video advertising as well as SMB self-service and commerce platforms. David was also General Manager of Microsoft Advertising’s sales strategy, operations and account management. He also held leadership positions at Amazon.com. His career has been focused on scaling and operationalizing revenue and service organizations in the hyper-dynamic digital media industry.

David received his BA from the University of Minnesota. He has diverse music interests from classical to country; indie folk to rock and R&B - and most everything in between. His current Pandora station favorites: Miranda Lambert, Bag Raiders, Hipster BBQ, Sam Smith, Royal Teeth, Frank Ocean, Drake, Shawn Colvin and Cheryl Wheeler.

Aimée Lapic
Aimée Lapic
Chief Marketing Officer
Aimée Lapic Aimée Lapic is the Chief Marketing Officer for Pandora where she is responsible for overseeing consumer brand strategy, market positioning, public relations and marketing communications, creative and performance-based and partnership marketing for the company.

Previous to Pandora, Aimée served as the Senior Vice President / Global Chief Marketing Officer for Banana Republic as well as the General Manager of BananaRepublic.com. Aimée was responsible for global P&L accountability for the ecommerce business as well as overseeing the creative and marketing teams across the $2.8B business.

Prior to leading that business, Aimée held numerous positions over thirteen years across Gap, Inc., in leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gap Outlet International, where she drove 20 consecutive quarters of growth.

Aimée currently serves as a Marketing Advisory Board member of Ridge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage consumer internet and enterprise IT investments. Its current fund is $120MM.

She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Chris Phillips
Chris Phillips
Chief Product Officer
Chris Phillips As Chief Product Officer, Chris Phillips is responsible for defining and leading Pandora's overarching strategy and roadmap for product, engineering and marketing. His team develops, delivers and drives adoption of products that connect fans and artist in new ways, including on-demand, and help advertisers reach their audiences.

Prior to joining Pandora, Chris was Director of Product Management and User Experience for Amazon Digital Music at Amazon. He was responsible for the product roadmap and delivery of customer experiences across device platforms and international expansion. He was also responsible for the product introduction of Amazon Prime Music. Before Amazon, Chris served as Director of Apple QuickBooks product management, marketing and user experience and led product and design for the Intuit Global Business Division at Intuit. He also held roles at Workspeed and Accenture.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, live music, playing golf, and mountain biking. Currently Chris’ favorite Pandora stations include Foster the People, Warpaint, Burning Spear, and 2Pac.

John Trimble
John Trimble
Chief Revenue Officer
John Trimble John Trimble serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of Pandora where he is responsible for all advertising revenue, strategic sales marketing, and advertising operations. Pandora's diverse revenue streams tap display, mobile, and audio that reach consumers on their computers, mobile phones, and consumer electronic devices. Pandora’s advertising offerings utilize the super-specific aspects of internet radio: a medium that enables advertisers to reach any type of consumer, anytime, anywhere - based on a multitude of quantifiable data.

Prior to joining Pandora, John was the EVP of sales at Glam Media where he helped guide the company’s revenue and product expansion. Before that, John was part of the executive team tasked by News Corp. to develop and execute the creation of Fox Interactive Media where he was part of the acquisition team that brought MySpace.com and IGN.com into the Fox Interactive Media fold. He was also responsible for building out all ad marketing and operational functions while overseeing branded sales for MySpace, IGN, Fox Sports.com, and American Idol.com. John has balanced his digital career with quality brands, in the role of Director of Sales for Sports Illustrated.com and with innovative starts ups in his position as Vice President of Sales with Phase2 Media.

John received his BA from St. Lawrence University. When he is not on the road looking for ad partners, John is evolving his station list to keep relevant with his family of four children. His current Pandora line-up features the Counting Crows, the Dropkick Murphy's, Kanye West, U2, and Jack Johnson.