PodcastOne Names Jim Berk CEO
June 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM (PT)
PODCASTONE has named long-time media industry executive JIM BERK to the role of CEO. Previously CEO of PARTICIPANT MEDIA, BERK will join PODCASTONE’s Board of Directors and report directly to PODCASTONE Founder NORM PATTIZ, who retains his post as Executive Chairman.
“We have created an unmatched footprint in the podcast space and now are building a more robust executive team to allow PODCASTONE to take full advantage of our organic growth and strategic opportunities,” said PATTIZ. “Jim has done tremendous work in transitioning companies to their next stage of growth, and with him joining the PODCASTONE leadership team, our possibilities are endless.”
“It’s exciting to enter this media space during a time of unprecedented expansion as consumer interest for the audio format in on-demand programming is experiencing rapid growth.” said BERK. “PODCASTONE is well-positioned with a Radio Hall of Famer in NORM PATTIZ, also founder and former Chairman and CEO of radio media giant WESTWOOD ONE. PODCASTONE is already demonstrating impressive year-on-year growth. I look forward to working closely with NORM, KIT, GARY, GREG and the entire executive team to build on their success.”