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Tiffany Ashitey has been appointed US Director of the Creator Network, overseeing domestic podcast acquisition, partnership management, and growth. Ashitey was previously US Director of Partnerships at Acast.
Ashitey said, “It’s beautiful to see how podcasting has evolved and opened the door for first-rate talent and unique storytellers, including many creators who are new to the medium. As interest in the space takes off and podcasters eye new audiences, our goal is to seek out and amplify their stories effectively and strategically — ensuring an array of programming gets in front of listeners with various shared experiences, while enabling creators to operate a thriving business off their hard work.”
Tim Ruggeri has been appointed US Director of Development and Studios. He’s tasked with seeking out new US podcast talent and managing the acquisition of programming in the market. He will report to Ashitey. uggeri has been with Acast for nearly six years and was one of the company’s first employees in the US.
Ruggeri said, “I look forward to leading our fast-growing development teams as we join forces with the industry’s most renowned podcasters and bring new, diverse voices into the space.”