Levick is a big deal at Spotify, reporting directly into Daniel Ek. He ultimately oversaw the commercial side of the firm’s subscription business and its global ad sales team. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Google in various roles including Vice President of Industry Development and Marketing, Americas, as well as Director of the European Vertical Markets Group in London, and a member of Google’s executive management team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Working hard is hard work. And, I truly believe if you want to be on a winning team, you need to be your hardest working self. So, in looking at another five years on team Spotify, it started to become clear that maybe a change is in order.

So, with a ton of hard work ahead, I’m handing over the reins to a world class team with a world class product so that I can do something very different. Thanks to Daniel for the opportunity to share in the journey of his great company. Onward!

– Jeff Levick

Spotify officially confirmed it had surpassed 40m subscribers earlier today. It is understood that ad sales staff who previously reported to Levick will now report to CFO Barry McCarthy – the man many believe Spotify brought in from Netflix to steer it towards a successful IPO.

 

H/T: Music Business Worldwide

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