Full Name
Delida Costin
Job Title
Executive Advisor
Delida Costin
Speaker Bio
Delida Costin, Board Director, Tech Executive, and Digital Media Veteran,

Delida Costin built her career on high-growth teams in industries where technology forced evolution. She is an enterprise-wide leader who builds substantive partnerships with boards of directors, C-level executives and investors to prepare and execute public offerings, M&A and other high-stakes strategic initiatives. She is laser focused on both rigor and creativity to drive business results.
Her expertise is an asset for small or mid-market public or private companies that are poised to navigate rapid growth landmines such as regulatory uncertainty where policy has not been established, high-profile litigation, and new compliance and risk management requirements. Her foresight facilitates internal growth activities such as accelerating revenue, market expansion, initial public offering readiness and acquisitions. She also understands how relationships with regulators, politicians and other industry leaders can create industry standards and drive policy.
Professional background
General counsel at lynda.com, a company dedicated to helping individuals transform their lives through online learning prior to its sale to LinkedIn.
Pandora Media’s senior vice president, secretary and general counsel where she built and led the legal team that took the company public in 2011 and initiated groundbreaking digital music copyright discussions that impacted the copyright and antitrust boundaries for digital music delivery.
Vice president and assistant general counsel at CNET Networks (subsequently purchased by CBS), an Internet pioneer that helped innovate early online advertising. She helped CNET Download.com develop one of the first comprehensive repositories for safe downloads, making decisions about peer-to-peer software accessibility in the midst of legal challenges.
Advisory board member of imageSurge (converting storefronts into street-side touch interactive digital experiences) and Laugh Radio (providing comedy on demand).
Delida is a board director and finance committee member of the Independent Television Service, the producer of the Emmy award winning series Independent Lens. She is also vice president of the Oakland Symphony board where she chairs the personnel committee. Find out more about Delida Costin at https://delidacostin.com/bio/
Delida Costin