Podcasting Hall of Famer Rob Greenlee is making the jump to Libsyn where he has been named Vice President of Content and Partnerships for the podcast hotsing and monetization company. Greenlee most recently spent four years at Voxnest/Spreaker where he most recently was VP of Podcaster Relations. In his new role, Libsyn says Greenlee will work to expand the company’s relationships with podcast producers and develop industry partnerships. He will work alongside Rob Walch, Libsyn’s Vice President of Podcaster Relations and report to company president Laurie Sims.
“There is no one in the podcast industry with more experience and knowledge of this space then Rob Greenlee, who has been podcasting from the very beginning,” said Walch. “For over 14 years, Rob has been a friend and mentor to me and many other influencers in the podcast space. The addition of Rob to Libsyn will help us capitalize on the phenomenal growth underway in the podcasting industry.”
Greenlee began his career in 1999 as host of nationally syndicated broadcast radio, later progressing to webcasts and podcasting. His “WebTalk World Radio Show” began podcasting on September 15, 2004 and is recognized as the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting. He also served as EVP/chief technology officer at PodcastOne from 2014-2015. He earlier worked at Microsoft where he oversaw the business and strategy around the audio, podcast and video marketplace on Zune, Windows Phones and the Windows Media Center.
"I am excited to join the amazing Libsyn team, whose technology has helped enable podcasting to become the massive global medium it is today,” Greenlee said in a statement. “In many ways, joining the Libsyn team is like coming home for me. We share deep roots in the origins of the podcasting industry and I have long admired Libsyn for building the very first podcast hosting platform. We look forward to continuing to advance the podcasting medium by helping drive larger global audiences and greater monetization opportunities for podcasters over the next few years.”
Greenlee and Walch are scheduled to deliver keynotes at the 2019 Outlier Podcast Festival this weekend in Austin. Greenlee will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, May 17 at 6:45 p.m. CT. Walch will wrap up the conference with the closing keynote on Saturday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. CT.