New York, NY — December 20, 2019 — Audioboom, the leading global podcast company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Last as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Last joined Audioboom in 2014 and launched the business in the U.S, leading all strategy, business development, sales and production operations in the company’s largest market. He served as Chief Operating Officer before being appointed the interim Chief Executive Officer in September of 2019.
“I’m excited to lead our talented team as we move into a new year of growth,” said Last. “We have a lot of opportunity and hard work in front of us as we expand our original content network and help more advertisers discover the power of podcasting. Audioboom has an exciting future ahead.”
Before joining Audioboom, he ran podcast operations at Voxnest in New York. Last previously held executive positions at the BBC in London, controlling digital strategy for BBC Radio 2, the UK’s largest radio station and overseeing the development of key brands at BBC Radio 1, including the Live Lounge.
“Audioboom continues to go from strength to strength and I am delighted that Stuart has demonstrated the ability to quickly get to grips with the new role,” said Michael Tobin OBE, Chairman of Audioboom. “As such the Board has no hesitation in appointing him as CEO. I look forward to working with him closely as Audioboom continues on its upward journey.”
Audioboom is a global leader in podcasting — producing, distributing and monetizing premium audio content to millions of listeners around the world. Audioboom operates internationally, with operations and global partnerships across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Audioboom provides technology and advertising services for a premium network of 250 top tier podcasts, with key partners including ‘Casefile True Crime’ (US), ‘The Morning Toast’ (US), ‘And That’s Why We Drink’ (US), ’No Such Thing As A Fish’ (UK), ‘Starburns Audio’ (US), ’The Cycling Podcast’ (UK) and ‘The Totally Football Show’ (UK).
The Audioboom Originals Network is a slate of content produced by Audioboom including ’The 45th‘, ’Covert’, ’It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey’, ‘Mafia’, ‘Dead Man Talking’ and ‘Blank Check’.
The platform allows content to be distributed via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, BookMyShow, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Saavn, Stitcher, Facebook and Twitter as well as a partner’s own websites and mobile apps.
For more information, visit www.audioboom.com.