November 29, 2021 I Appointments
Universal Audio Names Sandeep Gupta Chief Operating Officer
Universal Audio has named Sandeep Gupta as chief operating officer. In this role, Gupta will oversee all aspects of UA’s growing business, including its engineering, product, financial, sales and marketing efforts.
Reporting directly to CEO Bill Putnam Jr., Gupta brings 30 years of experience delivering industry-changing consumer and professional products to UA. For the last decade, Gupta worked at Amazon and most recently served as vice president and general manager for Amazon Fire TV. There, he developed and managed the Fire TV business, including its expansion into software licensing for smart TVs, soundbars and automotive. His prior roles include leadership positions at Yahoo!, Digidesign and Apple, where he helped reshape music distribution with the iPod.
“Sandeep is an experienced product and business leader, with a long track record of success at companies that have shaped the face of audio, music and video,” said Bill Putnam Jr., UA’s founder and CEO. “He immediately struck me not only as someone who deeply understands products, but also the culture of creators. With Sandeep onboard, UA is well-poised for continued growth, delivering the world’s very best music creation products.”
“Putting music and entertainment into customers’ hands is what I love to do, and I was amazed at the breadth of audio technology that UA has developed,” Gupta said. “I’m thrilled to bring my expertise to such a revered company, to grow into exciting new areas, and to reach more people than ever before.”