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Susan Paley is a 15+year veteran in consumer technology and the driving force behind some of the most innovative and disruptive products to recently launch transforming businesses and markets at large. She has applied her expertise global lifestyle brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, JBL, GM, Chrysler, Fiat, VW, HP, Quiksilver/Roxy, Nickelodeon and Universal Music Group. Currently she operates as an strategic advisor for early stage ventures as well as a business strategist for global brands focused on the intersection of automotive and technology.
Most recently Susan was the first employee and CEO of Beats By Dre.,chartered with building the business from the ground up. Susan successfully guided all aspects of the company's unparalleled growth from both a strategic and operational aspect, making it the #1 headphone globally and the fastest growing brand in CE. She created "Beats Audio", a proprietary audio enhancement technology now deployed in millions of mobile phones, automobiles and PCs through licensing partnerships with HTC, Chrysler/Fiat and HP respectively. After leading the investment deal team resutling in a 300M+ investment by HTC, she then moved into a General Manager/EVP Product Development responsible for leading engineering and product management teams to create and execute the Beats product portfolio.
Susan joined Beats Electronics from Harman International Group where she developed new markets for the global brands across the Harman portfolio. For JBL, she created a new line of lifestyle products in partnership with Quiksilver Inc. where she responsible for all aspects of the business including P&L, product portfolio, sales and marketing.
She is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Susan completed 2 years of studies in a PhD program in American Cultural Studies at Boston University before turning her attention to technology and innovation.