Michael S. Herring

Chief Financial Officer at Pandora Media, Inc.

2101 WEBSTER STREET SUITE 1650, Oakland, California, United States
Pandora Media, Inc.
HQ Phone:
(510) 451-4100
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Last Updated 2/9/2017

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B.A.  - Economics and Political Science , University of California , Los Angeles

B.A.  - Economics and Political Science , University of California at Los Angeles


Board Member  - Adventure Scientists

Advisory Board Member  - EPIC Ventures

LP Advisory Board Member  - Next Frontier Capital

Board Member  - Fluid Inc

Board Member  - Park City

Advisor  - Bazaarvoice Inc

Member, Advisory Board  - theBazaarvoice

Investor and Advisor  - Gobbler

Chief Financial Officer  - Ancestry.com Inc.

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Mike Herring
Mike Herring is a technology and music executive who most recently served as President of Pandora Media from March 2016 to June 2017 and CFO of Pandora from February 2013 until February 2017. Mike was responsible for balancing the overall monetization strategy at Pandora, including online, mobile and automotive, through advertising on its free service as well as paid listening within the complex cost structure of music licensing. This enabled a next generation music service to thrive while building bridges with Pandora's label and publisher partners. Prior to joining Pandora, Mike held leadership positions with technology companies both private and public and, over the past 20 years, has helped develop business models, define markets and drive rapid growth. Mike is a certified public accountant and holds a BA degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. He lives with his wife Lisa in Orinda, California and has two sons.

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Mike Herring
President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring is the President and CFO of Pandora where he is responsible for the financial management of Pandora as well as the company's monetization strategy and music licensing cost structure. He is also a key participant in Pandora's effort to become an indispensable partner to music makers and actively working with the music industry to build win-win partnerships that yield significant benefits for both Pandora and its label and publisher partners.

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