Ex-Pandora CEO To Oversee Pitchfork, Wired, Condé Nast
Roger Lynch, the former CEO of Pandora, has been named the first global CEO of Condé Nast and will join the media and publishing conglomerates's board. Condé Nast’s whose portfolio includes Pitchfork, Wired, ars technica, Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ is merging its US business with Conde Nast International in London, with Lynch in charge
“After conducting a thorough search for an executive to run the combined Conde Nast U.S. and Conde Nast International, we believe Roger is the right person to lead Conde Nast during our new phase of global integration, growth and transformation,” said board chairman Jonathan Newhouse. “Roger is a transformative leader with significant international experience and a proven track record building companies at the evolving intersection of media and technology. His strong business acumen, relevant experience and ability to unite a team around a common purpose to drive results make him a clear choice for our next CEO.”
Added Lynch. “The company is home to some of the most culturally significant and iconic media brands in the world. As a newly combined global company, we have the opportunity to accelerate the evolution of the consumer experiences and value we deliver to our audiences and partners around the world. I’m very excited to work alongside the talented, passionate and creative team at Conde Nast as we drive the next phase of the company’s growth.”
Lynch is also the founding CEO of Sling TV, which became the top live OTT service in the U.S., and he also served as chairman and CEO of the UK’s Video Networks International. He was also president and CEO of Chello Broadband in Amsterdam.