Dawn Ostroff
Dawn Ostroff
Board of Directors
Mattel and Paramount
Dawn Ostroff is the Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer at Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming service. At Spotify, Ostroffoversees the company’s content businesses which includes music and podcasts as well as the platform’s global advertising business. She joined the company in August 2018.
As Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer, Ostroff leads all aspects of content, advertising and distribution operations, including all original content, and industry and creator relationships globally while driving partnerships with brands and marketers worldwide to deliver impact for their businesses and Spotify alike. She oversees Music, Studios, which includes podcasts and video, Creator Marketplace, Content Marketing, Content Business & Strategy, Ad Sales, Revenue Product Development, and Ads Business Marketing departments at Spotify.
Prior to her role at Spotify, Ostroff served as President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), a studio and distribution network with entertainment content across film, television, premium digital video, social, and virtual reality.
Ostroff helped found Conde Nast Entertainment in 2011. Ostroff oversaw the company’s feature film and television operations and launched its digital advertising sales division. Culling from IP across Condé Nast’s iconic publishing brands, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ and WIRED, CNE developed many film and television projects with Ostroff serving as a producer or executive producer, on projects including films “Only the Brave”, “First Monday in May,” and the upcoming “Old Man and the Gun”, as well as the Netflix series “Last Chance U” and Discovery’s “Vanity Fair Confidential”. Ostroff also oversaw CNE’s digital video, which produces over 5,000 videos per year, and drives over 1 billion views a month.
Prior to joining Condé Nast, Ostroff was president of entertainment for The CW broadcast network - a joint venture of CBS and Warner Bros. that she helped launch in January 2006. Ostroff was responsible for programming, digital initiatives, branding, marketing, research and sales. As president, she developed several groundbreaking hit series, including “Gossip Girl” and “The Vampire Diaries.”