Leadership at Stitcher
- Noah Shanok Founder & CEO of Stitcher
Executive TeamNoah Shanok - Founder & CEO, Chairman of the Board
Peter deVroede - Founder & CTO
Todd Pringle - VP of Product
Board MembersNoah Shanok - Founder & CEO, Chairman of the Board
Thanasis Delistathis - Board Member
Jeff Fluhr - Board Member
Bob Kagle - Board Member
Ed Scott - Board Member
Ravi Viswanathan - Board Member
Noah ShanokFounder & CEO
Noah is furthering the movement to bring personalized, on-demand, quality, and always-current audio content to listeners everywhere. He was the founding VP of Sales for StubHub, an online ticket marketplace that was sold to eBay in January 2007. Noah also worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and as a fixed-income trader at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Skidmore College. In his spare time, Noah enjoys youth mentoring, mountain biking, skiing, golf (even though he is terrible!) and things that go fast.
Favorite Shows: The Moth, 99% Invisible, F1 Weekly.
Peter deVroedeFounder & CTO
Peter directs the development of the company's mobile audio technology for the iPhone, BlackBerry, and other devices. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including major motion pictures, consumer software products, Top 10 video games, and NASA missions. With over 20 years of experience in media-technology development, Peter has been a senior technologist at Xerox PARC, Disney, Adobe, Macromedia, and Electronic Arts; he is credited in over $750M worth of software products. Peter received both an MBA and a BA from UC Berkeley. In his spare time he zooms around on his skateboard, hangs out with his wife and twins, and enjoys the Bay Area's great outdoor activities.
Favorite Shows: Baseball Today, Radiolab.
Todd PringleVP of Product
Todd manages Stitcher's product management, design and QA efforts with the goal of transforming the way users listen to and discover audio content. He has worked at consumer focused internet companies large and small, most recently as COO at Yoono, a social network aggregation app. Prior to Yoono he led Product for AirPlay, an interactive TV mobile gaming start up. Todd has held various senior product roles at Netscape, AOL, and eBay as well and in a prior life was a Lieutenant in the Navy. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In his spare time he enjoys Britpop, ESPN SportsCenter, tending to his Bonsai trees and admiring his Puma collection.
Favorite Shows: The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons, This American Life, Freakonomics.
Thanasis is an experienced executive, investor, and advisor to growth companies. Since joining New Atlantic Ventures in 2000 he has invested, advised, or served on the boards of a dozen portfolio companies, including Mobile365, DivX, GlobalLogic and QMobile. He has also worked for McKinsey & Co. in Washington, D.C., as a business strategy consultant for management at Fortune 500 companies. Thanasis holds an MBA from Harvard University as well as a BSE in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Public Policy from Princeton University.
Jeff was the Co-Founder of StubHub, where he served as CEO until its acquisition by eBay in January of 2007. Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur and advisor to several Silicon Valley emerging technology companies. He has been honored as one Sports Business Journal's prestigious "Forty Under 40," a list recognizing the most influential young executives in the sports industry; and by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the 24 Best and Brightest young entrepreneurs in America. Jeff earned a dual degree in Engineering and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
A veteran of the venture industry, Bob's impressive track record includes investments in myriad tech powerhouses, including eBay. Prior to joining Benchmark Capital, Bob served as a General Partner with Technology Venture Investors for 12 years; before TVI, Bob worked for the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on corporate strategy. A former director of the National Venture Capital Association, Bob's resume also includes posts as the president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Kettering University. Bob holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (renamed Kettering University).
The Founder and former President of BEA Systems, Ed is an experienced and successful executive as well as an active philanthropist. His Board seats include StubHub and the Florida Institute of Technology, and he has co-founded numerous organizations including the Center for Global Development, Friends of the Global Fight (against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria), and DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) along with Bill Gates and George Soros. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Political Science from Michigan State University in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford.
Ravi is an experienced investor in the information technology and energy technology sectors and he currently serves on the boards of several companies in addition to Stitcher. Prior investments include Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and IM Logic (acquired by Symantec). Ravi's work experience includes technology investing with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and strategic consulting with McKinsey & Company. Ravi received a master's degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to graduate school, Ravi received a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.