Head of Product
Tom Conrad is the interim head of the Pandora product organization, which includes product management and design.
Additionally Tom served as Pandora’s Chief Technology Officer from 2004-2014 where he led the music genome project, software engineering, and technical operation teams. Through his career, Tom has led numerous engineering and product design teams across a range of applications - from operating systems and enterprise software to video games and consumer web sites. Before joining Pandora, Tom was the Vice President of Engineering at Kenamea, Inc. where he led the teams responsible for the design and development of an award-winning Internet-scale messaging system. Tom previously was the Technical Director for the successful video game series "You Don't Know Jack."
Past experience also includes engineering management positions at Berkeley Systems, Relevance Technologies, Documentum, Pets.com, and Kenamea. Tom began his career at Apple Computer developing user interface elements for the Mac OS. Tom holds three U.S. patents and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Tom holds both technology and music close to his heart. His personal music collection includes more than 1000 CDs - many from artists that others on the Pandora team have never heard of. He likes to say the only instrument he plays well is his stereo.