Acast hires from Spotify for new managing director

Acast announced a new addition to its leadership team. Brian Danzis is joining the podcast company as its managing director for the Americas. He will head up Acast’s expansion across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and his work will emphasize business development, major partnerships, content acquisition, and new technology delivery. Danzis was most recently the global head of video and live events at Spotify.

“The Americas are Acast’s fastest-growing markets, and we’re excited to welcome Brian to the team to lead the next phase of our expansion,” Acast Chief Operating Officer Oskar Serrander said. “His credentials speak for themselves, but what impressed us further is his belief in Acast’s vision and his dedication to accelerating our growth in a space with massive potential.”

“We’ve reached a watershed moment for audio content. Just as we saw with video, we have an incredible opportunity with audio to provide a platform for creators and publishers to monetize content at scale,” said Danzis. “The podcast industry is still in its relative infancy, but that presents huge growth potential both in content and in its value for advertisers. Acast has the people, the vision, and the technology to drive that growth.”

Anna Washenko