Tom Conrad

Tom Conrad

CTO and Executive Vice President of Product, Pandora Media, Inc.

Tom Conrad leads the Pandora product organization, which includes product management, user interface design, software development, engineering development and testing with partner companies, and network operations. Over the years, Tom has led numerous engineering and product design teams across a wide range of applications—from operating systems and enterprise software to video games and consumer websites.

Before joining Pandora, Tom was the vice president of engineering at Kenamea, Inc., where he led the teams responsible for the design and development of an award-winning Internet-scale messaging system. Tom previously was the technical director for the successful video game series “You Don’t Know Jack.”

Past experience also includes engineering management positions at Berkeley Systems, Relevance Technologies, Documentum,, and Kenamea. Tom began his career at Apple, developing user interface elements for the Mac OS. Tom holds three U.S. patents and a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

Tom holds both technology and music close to his heart. His personal music collection still includes more than 1,000 CDs and he likes to say the only instrument he plays well is his stereo.

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