Summary

The man better know in the podcasting industry as "PodVader", the nickname bestowed to me as the main producer behind the ESPN platform of podcasts, the VP of Content at Voxnest/BlogTalkRadio and the Executive Producer of the Locked On Podcast Network.

Credits

8/19 – Current

Executive Producer (EP)

Staff Position — Locked On Podcast Network Details
8/19 – Current

* Put processes, practices and steps in place to recruit and retain talent for all major professional sports and college athletic podcasts * Develop programming schedule and create special podcasting events * Oversee implementation of audio branding with production elements * Oversee production, implementation and quality of promos, developing schedule for cross-promotional, marketing and contractual goals * Teach best practices to hosts in one on one and scaled environment

11/14 – 8/18

VP of Programming

Staff Position — Voxnest/BlogTalkRadio Details
11/14 – 8/18

* Increased total listens to the BTR platform by 40% year over year via new user outreach and created promotional campaigns * Built invite only “Prime Program” from 100 hosts to over 2400 in 4 year period, negotiating contracts and business affairs with new users * Managed employees, assigning tasks, reviewing work and creating processes to automate new user interactions * Using listens data, helped sort podcasts for targeted advertising * Using listens data, helped coach podcasters on best practices * Co-wrote best practices document on creating podcasts for BTR users

9/98 – 10/14

Producer

Staff Position — ESPN Details
9/98 – 10/14

* Created the ESPN podcasting network on ESPN.com/Podcenter including the top rated BS Report, the award winning Fantasy Focus, Football Today and more than 25 other podcasts * Responsible for programming re-edited podcasts for ESPNRadio.com webstream and ESPN Radio to air for affiliates * Developed on-air talent while assisting them with formatics and story generation * Assisted with booking guests for various podcasts * Created imaging and production show elements * Used Content Editor and Scribe to post podcasts to the web site and include key words for SEO * Created imaging for The Herd, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Tony Kornheiser Show and other ESPN Radio network productions * Trained staff in board operations and the use of production tools such as: Adobe Audition, Cool Edit Pro, and Enco digital workstations

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Education

Class of '96

Emerson College

Mass Communication/Audio

Skills

  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Content Creation
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Audio Production
  • Digital editing