Former Pandora Media CEO Roger Lynch will join Conde Nast as its first global CEO and be charged with disrupting the magazine publisher as it works to transform itself into a print, digital, broadband, video and data operation.
Jonathan Newhouse, CN chairman, said Lynch is the right person to run the combined US and international unit due to his overseas experience and “proven track record building companies at the evolving intersection of media and technology.”
Lynch helmed the music streaming company until it was sold in January to SiriusXM.
Earlier he was founding CEO of Sling TV, chairman/CEO of Video Networks International (London), CEO of Chello Broadband (Amsterdam) and investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
With Lynch’s appointment, Bob Sauerberg, CN’s US CEO, will resign after an 18-year stint at the publisher of Vanity Fair, Glamour, New Yorker, Vogue, Self, Bon Appetit, Wired, Self, W, Bride’s and GQ.
Lynch begins work April 22.