Following a cash infusion from investment firm Innovation Endeavors, streaming audio platform TuneIn announces a raft of new executive appointments: Paul Brody to Chief Technology Officer; Rob Deichert to Chief Revenue Officer; and Joe King to Chief Product Officer. Meanwhile, Yasmin Coffey has been elevated to Chief Legal Officer and Kevin Straley will continue to serve as Chief Content Officer.
The news comes on the heels of the recent appointment of Richard Stern to Chief Executive Officer and the investment led by Innovation Endeavors.
Additionally, six new members will join TuneIn’s Board including: Eric Botto; Steve Cakebread; Sukhinder Singh Cassidy; Greg Coleman; Rick Scanlon; and Harpinder Singh.
“TuneIn’s mission to reinvent radio for our connected world has been greatly accelerated during this unprecedented time when live audio has quickly become a trusted companion for millions of new listeners adjusting to the new normal,” Stern said in a release. “I’m proud to welcome a distinguished group of senior leaders and board members to TuneIn who will help us build on the incredible momentum of 2020 to drive innovation and growth at a global scale.”
Brody joins the company from Rakuten Advertising, where he served as Chief Technology Officer; Deichart previously served as CEO of Eyeview, a video-focused ad tech company that shut down after running out of cash. King comes to TuneIn from Amazon, where he served as Principal Product Manager, Kindle Content; and Coffey is elevated from the position of Head of Legal for the company.
Botto was co-founder and CTO of ecommerce services provider Slice Technologies and FiberTower, which AT&T acquired in 2018; Cakebread is currently CEO of Yext and spent three years at Pandora; Cassidy is an internet executive and entrepreneur; Coleman is Entrepreneur in Residence at venture capital fund Lerer Hippeau Ventures; Scanlon is a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors and led its investments in AlphaSense and TuneIn; and Singh is a partner at Innovation Endeavors and a former CEO and entrepreneur.