From Microsoft to PodcastOne
LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 27, 2014 – PodcastOne announcesthat Microsoft podcast content platform manager Rob Greenlee is joining the company in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer. Greenlee will spend time at PodcastOne headquarters in Beverly Hills and in Seattle. He will report to CEO Norm Pattiz.
Norm Pattiz comments, “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.“
“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,”
Greenlee had spent seven years at Microsoft overseeing the video and audio podcasts platform at Xbox Live, Windows Phone and Zune, as well as managing the business, content partner relations and strategy around the podcasts platform service for Microsoft.
About Rob Greenlee
Rob Greenlee has spent the past seven years leading the podcasts content platform for Microsoft as part of Xbox Live Marketplace, Windows Phone Store and Zune Marketplace. Rob had a leading role in the Podcasts platform move from Zune to Windows Phone. He was a key content lead in the Zune TV store service launch in 2008, and co-hosted and produced many popular Microsoft and Zune podcasts such as "Zune Insider" and "The Weekly Download" that garnered millions of downloads. The topics of these podcasts were focused on helping audiences stay current on the newest movies, TV shows, music and podcasts.
Prior to Microsoft he was Senior Marketing Manager for venture-funded Melodeo "Mobilcast."
He currently co-hosts "The New Media Show" that streams live on YouTube and is an audio and video podcast. He founded and hosted the "WebTalk World Radio Show" from 1999 - 2006. WebTalk Radio was nationally syndicated on terrestrial broadcast radio show as well as on XM Satellite Radio and as a webcast and podcast. WebTalk was the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting in 2004.
Rob has a BBA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
PodcastOne (http://www.podcastone.com) is the leader in audio on-demand programing founded by Norm Pattiz, founder and chairman emeritus of radio giant Westwood One. Launched in February, 2013, PodcastOne hosts approximately 200 top podcasts including Steve Austin, Adam Carolla, Dan Patrick, Kathie Lee Gifford, Chris Jericho, Brandi Glanville, Dennis Miller, Jillian Michaels, Jay Mohr, NPR’s Radiolab, NPR’s Freakonomics Radio, Rooster Teeth, The Nerdist, CBS News, Loveline, Laura Ingraham, Penn Jillette, Ross Tucker, Yahoo! Sports Radio, Ask Women and more at www.PodcastOne.com.
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