Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy
CEO & President, Pandora


Joe Kennedy joined Pandora in 2004 following a five-year stint at E-LOAN, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for Saturn Corporation, which he grew to over $4 billion in revenue and established as the top brand for customer satisfaction in the auto industry. Joe joined the initial start-up team at Saturn, four months after its founding, as a marketing manager and held positions of increasing marketing responsibility over the course of his 11-year tenure there.

Joe holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, where he dabbled in music theory and learned to compose his own Gregorian chants. He is Pandora’s resident pop music junkie. Current favorites include Counting Crows, G.B. Leighton, Sarah McLachlan, Juanes and Kelly Clarkson. Joe has also been playing the piano for more than 30 years, most of which has been spent attempting to master Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Strategy & Business Models
Location: 2005 Level:
Moderated by:
Chris Anderson (3D Robotics)
Christopher Dean (Skype), Brad Jefferson (Animoto), Joe Kennedy (Pandora)
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It's no secret that startups need a strong business model to stay afloat in a continuously challenging economy. This session focuses on the good, bad and ugly of the freemium model, shared by the executives of three successful companies based on one. Why go freemium? Where do you draw the “free” line? And how do you convert users to customers? Read more.
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