Google’s Mahesh Narayanan Joins Saavn

After working with some of the prominent digital firms, Mahesh Narayanan brings a decade of digital experience to Saavn.

mahesh narayananOnline music streaming service Saavn has appointed Mahesh Narayanan as the Global Chief Operating Officer. Hailing from companies like Google, AdMob (acquired by Google) and Sociomantic Labs (acquired by Dunnhumby), Mahesh Narayanan brings a decade of digital experience to Saavn.
Prior to Sociomantic, Narayanan played a major role in the growth of Google India. He was the founding member of Google’s Direct Sales Operations in 2005, before joining the leadership team of mobile advertising network, AdMob. Following Google’s acquisition of AdMob in 2010, Narayanan returned to Google as Mobile Head for India.
Narayanan joins Saavn as the firm enters its most significant phase of growth. In addition to crossing user thresholds of 30 million unique users in 2014 and 11 million monthly streaming users, Saavn is announcing several major milestones like 6x increase in Saavn Pro subscribers from Q1 2014, 3x increase in streaming volume from Q1 2014, approaching 200 million streams per month and having 90% of its users on mobile.
Saavn closed 2014 with partnerships with companies like Twitter, T-Mobile and Snapdeal and a content initiative with Sony.

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