General Manager Europe, Spotify

Jonathan Forster

Jonathan is responsible for the overall development of Spotify’s European business, managing Spotify’s workforce across the region including the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, and Denmark.

Jonathan leads the strategy and development of advertising sales at Spotify, so his days (and often nights) are divided between supporting operations internally and spending as much time as possible with partners and clients.

Before joining Spotify, Jonathan spent eight years at digital marketing solutions company Valueclick in a series of management roles. There, he had a particular emphasis on bringing innovative media products to European markets and managing periods of hyper growth in digital businesses. His final role at ValueClick of European Development Director tasked him with extending ValueClick’s geographical footprint.

A long-suffering Newcastle United fan, Jonathan is excited about the pace of development in digital media. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Stockholm, Sweden with wife, Anna and children Viggo and Freja.

To check out Jonathan’s Spotify Profile, click here.