London, UK and New York, USA – Shazam today announced that Rob Krolik, CFO of Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, has joined the Shazam Board as an independent member and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Krolik has more than 20 years of consumer market and public company experience, including several senior roles at eBay, shopping.com and other leading online properties.
“Rob not only brings significant public market expertise but his experience at the intersection of digital commerce and advertising will add tremendous value to Shazam as we pursue our mission to help consumers magically connect to the world around them,” said Andrew Fisher, Executive Chairman, Shazam.
During the last year Shazam has successfully expanded its service beyond music and television to include retail, cinema and radio advertising. Most recently, Shazam announced the launch of visual recognition that extends the company’s mobile engagement platform to create a world where everything from posters to packaged goods,print media and more are transformed from static images into dynamic pieces of content.
“Shazam is defining a new category for enabling consumers to engage with content and brands in the most efficient way possible. I am excited to join the Board at a time when the company is uniquely positioned to continue its pioneering leadership in both music and creating new ways for brands to connect with users,” said Krolik.
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com