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Stacey Goers becomes Senior Manager, Product, and Jessica Baban hired as Senior Manager, Product Design
Jessica Baban and Stacey Goers
Acast, the world’s largest independent podcast company, has announced changes to strengthen its product team. Stacey Goers has moved into the role of Senior Manager, Product, to focus on the continuous and fast growth of Acast’s podcast subscription offerings. Jessica Baban has also been hired as Senior Manager within Acast’s Product Design team, ensuring the company continues to deliver the tools podcasters need to be successful.
Goers, who joined Acast as Product Manager a year ago, will oversee the podcast membership offering Acast+ — as well as Acast’s product line for customers who want to enhance their existing memberships with podcast content. Before moving to Acast, where she has led audience growth efforts for podcasters, Goers spent nearly five years in similar roles at NPR.
Baban joins from Swedish medtech company Kry/Livi, and has more than a decade’s experience in product design roles for companies including H&M and Spotify. At Acast, Baban will focus on designing products that help podcasters find their valuable audience and make more money from their craft.
Christian Milz, Senior Director of Product at Acast, said: “Stacey and Jess will help take our products to new heights, ensuring every podcaster on Acast is able to find their most valuable audience, at scale, and make more money. Their roles will be crucial in helping podcasters to accelerate both listenership and revenue growth.
“Stacey’s team will be fully focused on helping creators get started and make the most of Acast+ and other membership offerings, while Jess and her team of product designers will play a vital role in truly understanding the overarching podcasters’ needs — and which solutions will help address them.”
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