Pandora Goes To TiVo For First CFO


After a nearly four-month search for its first Chief Financial Officer, Pandora has made its selection by turning to TiVo.

Naveen Chopra will take the job, effective Feb. 28, after a 13-year run at TiVo that concluded with him serving as the company’s interim CEO from January 2016 through the September 2016 closing of TiVo’s by Rovi Corporation.

Pandora’s new CFO, Naveen Chopra

In his new role, Chopra will be responsible for Pandora’s finance, corporate development and strategy, investor relations, facilities and Chief Information Officer functions and reports to founder/CEO Tim Westergren.

As RBR + TVBR reported in November, the Oakland, Calif.-based streaming media company has split the dual role of President/CFO Mike Herring, which he has held since March 2016.

Herring will now continue to focus his attention on advertising and subscription growth.

“After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to welcome Naveen aboard,” said Westergren. “Naveen is a talented business leader whose deep knowledge and background in consumer-oriented technology companies make him the right choice as our new CFO. His impressive experience guiding financial strategy and execution at growing companies will serve Pandora well. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to execute our strategy.”

From 2012 to 2016, Chopra served as TiVo’s CFO and SVP/Corporate Development and Strategy.