SoundCloud hires Samsung exec as chief product officer

SoundCloud hires Samsung exec as chief product officer

SoundCloud has named Gilles BianRosa as its new chief product officer.

BianRosa will be responsible for setting the product vision and strategy and leading its product management and design teams.

Based in the company’s Berlin headquarters, he will report to SoundCloud’s chief executive officer, Kerry Trainor.

“Gilles’ deep experience building interactive content experiences, his passion for music and clear understanding of SoundCloud's unique ecosystem perfectly positions him to lead the strategy and vision for SoundCloud's next wave of products and services to empower creators to connect directly with listeners, first on SoundCloud," said Trainor. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome him to the team."

BianRosa added: “Ask any music lover what they think of SoundCloud, and their eyes light up. The way people discover the music they love, and the way artists find their audience are both changing rapidly. SoundCloud is uniquely at the intersection of these disruptive trends, showing the way. I’m thrilled to join the team and continue building products and features that support this global ecosystem of creators and listeners.”

Before joining SoundCloud, BianRosa was the chief product officer for Samsung, where he oversaw the product portfolio for Samsung Smart TVs as well as innovations for the connected home.

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