SoundCloud announced today the appointment of internet and digital media executive, Gilles BianRosa, as its new Chief Product Officer. BianRosa will be responsible for setting the product vision and strategy that supports SoundCloud’s unique two-sided ecosystem of creators and listeners and leading its product management and design teams. Based in the company’s Berlin headquarters, BianRosa will report to SoundCloud’s Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Trainor.
“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,” said Kerry Trainor, Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team.”
Gilles BianRosa, Chief Product Officer, SoundCloud adds: “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. 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.”
Before joining SoundCloud, BianRosa was the Chief Product Officer for Samsung’s Visual Display Content & Services, where he oversaw the product portfolio for Samsung Smart TVs as well as innovations for the connected home. He spearheaded acclaimed products such as The Frame TV and Samsung’s AI-powered voice-assistant for content discovery and home automation.
Prior to Samsung, BianRosa was at TiVo, which acquired the company he co-founded, Fan TV, in 2014. Fan TV was the first multi-service discovery app for video streaming. Before founding Fan TV, Gilles was the Chief Executive Officer at Vuze, the largest open-source BitTorrent application, and began his career in Silicon Valley at McKinsey & Company.
BianRosa is a graduate of Harvard University and The École Pour l’Informatique et les Techniques Avancées (EPITA) Engineering School