SoundCloud announced Wednesday (June 5) it has named Gilles BianRosa as its new chief product officer. Based in the company’s Berlin headquarters, BianRosa will report directly to SoundCloud’s CEO, Kerry Trainor.
BianRosa comes to the audio platform from Samsung, where he served as the chief product officer for Samsung’s visual display content and services. Prior to that, he worked at TiVo, which acquired the company he co-founded, Fan TV, in 2014.
In his new role, BianRosa will be responsible for setting the company’s product vision and strategy and leading its product management and design teams.
“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,” Trainor said. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team.”
“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,” added BianRosa. “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.”