Posted on December 20, 2019 by staff

CEO named at listed podcast platform Audioboom


Listed podcast firm Audioboom has announce the appointment of Stuart Last as its new CEO and director of with immediate effect.

The London headquartered podcast distribution firm has had worked with major broadcast brands including the BBC, Yahoo! And Associated Press.

It floated in 2014, the same year Last joined the firm as general manager, where he launched the business in the US, leading all strategy, business development, sales and production operations in its now largest market.

Last then served as Chief Operating Officer before being appointed as the Group’s interim non-board chief executive officer in September, filling in after its previous CEO and director Rob Proctor stepped down to focus on “more entrepreneurial opportunities”.

Stuart previously held executive positions at the BBC in London, controlling digital strategy for BBC Radio 2 and development of key brands at BBC Radio 1, including the Live Lounge.

Before joining Audioboom Last ran podcast operations at Voxnest in New York. The two firms announced a technology partnership this year.

Michael Tobin OBE, Chairman of Audioboom, said: “The Company 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. As such the Board has no hesitation in appointing him as CEO. I look forward to working with him closely as the Company continues on its upward journey.”

Last added: “I’m excited to lead our talented team as we move into a new year of growth. 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.”

At the beginning of the year the firm raised £1.5m to secure new and existing established content, as well as bolstering in its US presence.

It reported a revenue of $9.8m in the first half of 2019, more than doubling the $3.6m it posted in the first half of 2018.