Jerrell Jimerson Named Clear Channel SVP Of Product For Digital
October 9, 2012
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announces that Jerrell Jimerson will join the company as Senior Vice President of Product for Digital. Jimerson will oversee the roadmap, product definition and design for iHeartRadio, as well as the company’s network of more than 850 radio station and personality websites. Jimerson will report to BrianLakamp, President of Digital at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, effective immediately.
According to Clear Channel's announcement, Jimerson "will oversee iHeartRadio’s Product team, defining requirements for upcoming releases and taking its functionality, consistency and quality to the next level. Jimerson will work closely with the Digital team to expand Clear Channel’s platform to deliver an increasingly sophisticated toolset and deploy new offerings that are exciting additions to iHeartRadio."
"As we continue iHeartRadio’s blazing pace of innovation and development, Jerrell’s contributions and past experience in digital product development will be a great asset to the team," said Lakamp. "With exceptional talent like Jerrell, we strive to stay ahead of the competition by improving our existing products and launching new products to create the best listening experience for our audience and an unmatched platform for our partners."
"Since the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2011 to launch the new iHeartRadio, all eyes have been on Clear Channel as it has developed into a fully realized media and entertainment company with the No. 1 digital music platform," said Jimerson. "I’m excited to leverage my past experience in digital product development to lead iHeartRadio’s path forward and contribute to its continuous growth and success."
With more than 20 years of experience, Jimerson has a strong background in product development and most recently served as President/CEO of Songbird. He previously served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sigma Partners; VP/GM of Consumer, Credit, Mobile & New Ventures at PayPal and VP of Broadband, Consumer Services and Digital Home at Yahoo! In addition, Jimerson has held product and general management positions at variety of companies including Apple, Netscape and AOL. Jimerson is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and will based out of New York City.