Midroll leadership team expands with addition of three new hires in content, sales and business management

NEW YORK – Leading podcast company Midroll is growing its leadership team with the hire of three industry experts who are helping prime the company for growth in 2017 and beyond. Korri Kolesa is senior vice president of sales, responsible for optimizing Midroll’s operations to drive significant growth. Kolesa’s extensive background in digital media includes several years as the vice president of sales operations and strategy at Fox Interactive Media, where she oversaw sales efforts…

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John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard launch podcast, ‘Intelligence For Your Life’

The unique, research-driven program delivers real-life knowledge and expert advice on health and wellness, personal development, relationships and more. LOS ANGELES – John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard are bringing their “Intelligence For Your Life” to podcasting. The podcast is based on the hugely popular syndicated radio programs, “The John Tesh Radio Show” and “Intelligence for Your Health with Connie Sellecca,” heard on more than 350 stations nationwide by 23 million listeners per week.…

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Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Cal Calipari Launches ‘Cal Cast’

John Calipari, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach and head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, is launching a new weekly podcast in partnership with Midroll. Cal Cast will feature a variety of topics and high-profile guests from the world of sports, leadership, business and entertainment. “This podcast is a new way for me to connect with people and to talk honestly with high profile guests who all have very interesting…

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Casper Presents Earwolf’s New “In Your Dreams with Chris Gethard”

Comedian Chris Gethard explores the sometimes twisted minds of his listeners and unravels the mysteries of their dreams in a brand new, eight-episode Earwolf podcast, “In Your Dreams with Chris Gethard,” presented exclusively by mattress company Casper. Gethard has already proven himself adept at engaging listeners in deep and funny long-form conversation in his popular Earwolf podcast, “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People.” With “In Your Dreams,” he sharpens his focus on the unconscious lives of…

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Midroll Media Elevates Two Top Leaders, Naming Erik Diehn CEO and Lex Friedman CRO

CINCINNATI – Erik Diehn has been named chief executive officer of Midroll Media, the leader in podcast production, advertising and distribution. Midroll also has named Lex Friedman to the new post of chief revenue officer, broadening his role from executive vice president of sales and development. As CEO, Diehn will have wide-ranging responsibility over the company’s strategy and operations for all areas of the podcast ecosystem, including content development, advertising and distribution. Diehn had most…

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