Longtime Podcasting veteran and pioneer Rob Greenlee was announced as the new CTO for PodcastOne this morning. Rob has been a long time friend of and speaker at New Media Expo.
We see this is a significant move for PodcastOne just three short weeks away from CEO Norm Pattiz’s blockbuster keynote on The Future of Podcasting at #NMX. Rob will be reporting directly to CEO Norm Pattiz who had this to say about the hire:
“No one knows more about podcasts than Rob Greenlee. Having him join our company is a huge boost to our brand, the credibility of the company and the future growth of the platform. We’re all very excited about adding Rob to the executive team at PodcastOne.“
Rob Greenlee has spent the last seven years overseeing the video and audio podcasts platform at Xbox Live, Windows Phone, and Zune as well as managing the business, content partner relations, around the podcasts platform service for Microsoft.
Here is his quote from the official press release:
“I am excited to be joining PodcastOne and being offered the opportunity to help Norm and the PodcastOne team build a great online entertainment brand that gives much value to audiences and advertisers, I see Norm Pattiz and PodcastOne’s entry into this space as a key catalyst to the recognition and respect this 10 year old medium deserves.”
During his keynote with Leo Laporte, and Stitcher CEO Noah Shanok, the PodcastOne founder threw out several tweetable comments that NMX attendees jumped on. A few examples include this tweet from Jane Boyd:
Radio should be afraid of staying the course.
#nmx opening comment from morning keynote on the future of podcasting.
This from Holland Cooke:
@PodcastOne founder Norm Pattiz at #NMX:If I were Howard Stern, I would go to a subscription #podcasting model. Emulate #GlennBeck model.
And they really loved his shoes:
Great shoes Norman Pattiz
@PodcastOne #NMX #nmxfashion pic.twitter.com/WiZN4u781g
The overall theme of Mr. Pattiz’s take on the future of podcasting was summerized in this comment tweeted by Justin Wise:
“We’re not worried about what the podcast industry has been, we’re focused on what it’s going to be.” – Norm Pattiz
PodcastOne’s hiring of Rob Greenlee today is evidence that they are indeed looking to the future of podcasting.