Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth. The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending cutting-edge analytics with a team of expert music curators and content programmers, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City.
Duncan Orrell-Jones brings two decades of digital media and entertainment experience to Slacker Radio. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Network Business at Nintendo of America, where he led strategy and operations for Nintendo of America’s digital business. Prior to Nintendo, Orrell-Jones was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Interactive Media Group, Asia Pacific, where he led a significant expansion of Disney’s business on digital platforms including the launch of a Disney-branded mobile phone service in Japan. He has also served in executive positions at Disney’s Feature Animation, Disney Toon Studio, and Broadway Theatrical Productions groups.
Orrell-Jones holds an MBA from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in General Physics from The University of California, Los Angeles.
Brad Kindig is a founding member of Slacker Radio and has been instrumental in building the team and technology behind the company’s music services. Prior to co-founding Slacker Radio, Kindig served as the Director of Music Services Infrastructure at Yahoo! Music, which he joined as part of the company’s acquisition of Musicmatch in 2004. At Musicmatch, Kindig led the backend and web services team that developed Personalized Internet Radio, On Demand Streaming, and a la carte download sales. Earlier in his career, Kindig pioneered machine learning techniques for optimizing banner ad selection and search marketing at HNC Internet Solutions (now FICO).
Kindig holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The University of California, San Diego.
Steve Cotter brings more than 20 years of sales and business development experience to Slacker Radio. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of OEM Sales, Business Development, and Strategic Alliances for Altec Lansing, where he helped expand the company’s business from a PC audio equipment manufacturer into a leading Consumer Electronics accessory brand. Prior to Altec Lansing, Cotter was Vice President of Sales at frontpath, a SONICblue company, and Vice President of Strategic Accounts at SONICblue and Diamond Multimedia. Cotter began his career in various engineering and sales roles in the Disk Drive industry.
Cotter holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Jack Isquith has nearly 15 years of experience in digital music. Isquith comes to Slacker Radio from Warner Brothers Records, where he was Senior Vice President of Digital Music and oversaw the company’s digital strategy and execution. Prior to Warner Bros, he led content creation and programming as Executive Director of AOL Music and AOL Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Director of Talent and Music Industry Relations at CDNOW, where he led their efforts in ad-supported digital media.
Isquith holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from State University of New York, Albany.
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