Please join us for a candid and insightful conversation with Brian McAndrews, former aQuantive and Pandora CEO and now board member at The New York Times Company and GrubHub, among others.
Brian is known for his integrity and candor. He was a very successful public company CEO and now serves on several public boards. He will share his insights regarding what CEOs really need from their boards and how technology companies can begin to regain trust that has been lost due to several high-profile stumbles. Brian’s role on The New York Times Company board also gives him a front-row seat into how media and, in particular, print newspapers have evolved and are continuing to play a significant role in how we all view the world.
Brian McAndrews is a two-time public company CEO who is currently focused on board and advisory work. He has spent his career driving growth and innovation for leading technology, advertising, and content companies. McAndrews stays abreast of current trends in digital media and technology through his service on the boards of Teladoc, the leader in telehealth; The New York Times Company, where he chairs the Technology and Innovation Committee; Grubhub as chairman; and a leading growth equity firm based in San Francisco as senior advisor. McAndrews also serves on several private boards and as an advisor to CEOs and senior executives, primarily in the areas of leadership, strategy, and scaling businesses. He is currently chairman of the board of United Way of King County.
McAndrews served as chief executive officer, president, and chairman of Pandora Media Inc., an internet radio provider, from 2013 to 2016. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a venture partner and managing director of Madrona Venture Group. From August 2007 to December 2008, McAndrews served as senior vice president of Advertiser and Publisher Solutions of the Microsoft Corporation. From 1999 to 2007, he served as CEO of aQuantive, a digital marketing services and technology company acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Prior to aQuantive, McAndrews worked for Disney/ABC, holding senior executive positions at ABC Sports (EVP and general manager), ABC Entertainment (EVP Production), and ABC Television Network (VP, Current Series Programming). He holds an AB in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.