STOCKHOLM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Epidemic Sound today announces the appointment of Andrew Fisher, former CEO and Chairman of Shazam, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Epidemic Sound with immediate effect. He will succeed Vania Schlogel who will remain on the board of directors as a director.
Andrew brings extensive experience and a proven track record of the music technology industry during his tenure as CEO and Chairman of Shazam, as well as extensive board experience. Andrew has currently served as Chairman of Rightmove plc, a FTSE 100 company, since January 2020 and has served on the board of directors of Marks and Spencer plc since 2015.
Vania Schlogel, Founder and Managing Partner of Atwater Capital, an investment firm focused on the media and entertainment industry, and former President of Epidemic Sound, says: âAndrew’s relevant experience and his deep understanding of the digital economy and the music industry make him an incredible asset to Epidemic Sound and its board of directors. I am delighted to hand over to him as President and look forward to working with him as a member of the Board of Directors.
âI would also like to take this opportunity to thank the management of Epidemic Sound and its employees for their hard work over the past four years. The company has continued to grow and it has been a privilege to be part of this exciting journey. From a company worth around $ 100 million when I first became president, Epidemic Sound has now grown to a valuation of over $ 1.4 billion. With our recent board appointments, strong growth and a world-class management team, I have no doubts that we are well on the way to writing the next chapter of Epidemic Sound.
Andrew Fisher, President of Epidemic Sound, comments: âI am delighted to join the Epidemic team and look forward to contributing to the continued development of such a fantastic company. I would like to thank Vania for her exceptional contribution over the past four years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with her on the Board of Directors.
The chairman’s appointment follows recent appointments of two non-executive directors, Kirsten Wolberg and Adrienne Gormley.
Kirsten and Adrienne bring a wealth of experience from their Software as a Service (SaaS) and digital transformation experience, distinguished backgrounds as leaders in their respective fields and extensive consulting experience. administration.
Kirsten is a former Salesforce and Docusign executive who has spent her career supporting fast growing companies, leading everything from product development to talent management. She sits on several boards, including Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM), Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) and Pie Insurance, and is also committed to supporting organizations that help underserved groups find employment.
Adrienne is a former Google and Dropbox executive known for putting people and customers at the heart of business as it grows globally. Adrienne is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and an active member of diversity, equity and inclusion networks and organizations, as well as a mentor for women entrepreneurs in the workplace. the EMEA region and beyond.
“We are proud of how far we have come as a company over the past 12 years”, comments Oscar Hoglund, Founder and CEO of Epidemic Sound. “And with the expertise and experience of these impressive leaders in the Software as a Service (SaaS) and music technology industries, we are confident that we have beefed up the board in the right areas to help us.” to continue to serve the designer economy and navigate our next chapter of our journey.
Epidemic Sound was co-founded in 2009, has offices in six major cities around the world; Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg and Amsterdam and is backed by EQT, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital.
About the epidemic sound
Epidemic Sound, the market-leading platform for unrestricted music, is headquartered in Stockholm, heard around the world and on a mission to make the soundtrack of the world.
The company has democratized access to music for storytellers. Its innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators – from YouTubers and small businesses to the world’s biggest brands – to use unrestricted music to take their content to the next level, while simultaneously supporting musicians with which he works both financially and creatively. .
The company was co-founded in 2009 and has offices in six major cities around the world: Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg and Amsterdam. Epidemic is supported by EQT, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital.