Michael Abbattista is a digital media executive with over 15 years of front line and senior management experience in the entertainment and technology industries.
Michael is currently the Global Head of Telecom/ISP Business at Spotify. He leads international business development, strategy and operations teams and has global responsibility for the company’s subscriber and revenue growth across communications service providers.
Previously, Michael has worked in new technologies across media and content arenas with senior roles at digital music pioneer, Liquid Audio, EMI Music and Anderson Merchandisers, where he ran business operations for Liquid Digital Media and led all digital media negotiations on behalf of Wal-Mart. After being hired and reporting to legendary music executives, Walter Yetnikoff and Daniel Glass, Abbattista was one of the first record executives to “cross over” into the technology industry.
Michael attended Northwestern University and graduated with a BS in Economics.