Pandora CEO Roger Lynch has been named the global chief executive for Condé Nast, as the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and the New Yorker begins to merge its U.S. and U.K. operations.
Our thought bubble, via Axios' Sara Fisher: Lynch has a history of managing companies in transition. He led Dish’s SLING TV through it’s launch — the first real digital TV “skinny bundle” in the U.S. — and Pandora through its sale process to Sirius XM last year. It was announced he would exit Pandora, along with other executives, after the sale to Sirius was final. Condé Nast, which has built up a sizable content licensing business through Condé Nast Entertainment, will benefit from Lynch’s experience in digital TV rights negotiations.