Pandora's CTO/product chief stepping down

|About: Pandora Media (P)|By:, SA News Editor

Tom Conrad, Pandora's (P -0.7%) CTO/EVP of product and a 10-year company vet, is stepping down in three months and "transitioning to an adviser role."

In a blog post, Conrad says he began plotting his departure 18 months ago, but delayed making a move to help Pandora with its CEO transition.

Engineering VP Chris Martin is Pandora's new CTO. The Web radio leader is also promoting VP of technical operations Steve Ginsberg to the role of CIO, and beginning a search for a chief product officer.