SoundCloud hires former Samsung exec as chief product officer

SoundCloud announced that Gilles BianRosa will serve as its new chief product officer. In this role, BioRosa will set the product vision and strategy behind SoundCloud’s platform as well as leading the teams for product management and design. Prior to joining SoundCloud, he was chief product officer for visual display content and services at Samsung, overseeing projects in smart televisions and connected home.

“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,” CEO Kerry 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,” BianRosa said. “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.”

Anna Washenko