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Operating in an App-first World with Pandora Media

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Watch Dominic Paschel describe the evolution of Pandora Media’s business model from web-based to mobile-first.

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Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Pandora Media

Dominic represented and transitioned three revolutionary private start-ups into some of the fastest growing publicly traded technology companies with a combined market capitalization of over $25 billion. Raising nearly $700M in gross proceeds to diversify each company’s original VC investor base, the capital provided further fuel for each company’s high growth potential, product innovation, international expansion and strategic M&A opportunities.

Dominic serves as the Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations for Pandora (NYSE: P), the leader in personalized internet radio, directing the company’s public market relations and capital structure. In June of 2011, Dominic led Pandora’s $241M initial public offering and $523M follow-on in September of 2013.

From 2007 to 2011, Dominic oversaw global corporate strategy and communications for SuccessFactors (NYSE: SFSF), the leading cloud computing provider of business execution software. He joined SuccessFactors to lead its 2007 $124M IPO — initially valuing the company at $775M — its 2008 $104M follow-on offering and its 2009 $215M follow-on offering raising over $440M in gross proceeds to further fuel the company’s high growth and M&A opportunities.

SuccessFactors was named one of Forbes’ “Best Stocks to Watch in 2010,” Fortune’s “Tech Stock Trends to Watch for Next 10 Years’s, as well as “The Future of Business Software” by InformationWeek in 2009. SuccessFactors was acquired by SAP (NYSE:SAP) for $3.4B on December, 3rd, 2011.

Prior to SuccessFactors, Dominic held two roles at (NYSE: CRM). Joining shortly after’s successful 2004 IPO as the first pure-play Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company to be traded in the public markets, Dominic represented the founders and senior executives to Wall Street analysts and investors. Working to expand Wall Street’s initial awareness of the cloud computing space, Dominic oversaw the development of’s initial sell-side research coverage and foundational institutional shareholder base as the company gained notoriety from Silicon Valley to Wall Street.

At, Dominic also headed up its financial services product strategy with Wall Street and the venture capital community.

Dominic is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance & Business Economics and a concentration in Government & International Relations.

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