Libsyn Adds Media Technology Veteran Taylor Kirch to Lead Product Development
Today, Liberated Syndication Inc. (“Libsyn”), the leading ‘Podcasting As A Service’ platform, announced the appointment of Taylor Kirch as Director of Product Management, based in Champaign, Illinois. Kirch will help drive product development across Libsyn’s integrated platform of tools and solutions to help creators unlock their full podcasting potential.
Specifically, Kirch will oversee the advancement of the newest Libsyn platform and the development of next-generation tools for seasoned podcasters. She will report directly to John W. Gibbons, Libsyn’s President, and Chief Product Officer.
“We’re thrilled to bring Taylor on board during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity in both the podcasting industry and for Libsyn,” said Gibbons. “Her record of innovation in audio entertainment as a product innovator makes her a tremendous asset as we continue to develop and expand our platform for all creators, so they more easily bring their diverse voices to life, grow their audiences, and monetize their shows.”
“Throughout my career, I have always had a passion for creating compelling user experiences for content, recommendations, and monetization,” said Kirch. “I’m excited to join Libsyn, a podcasting pioneer and innovator, and apply my knowledge of the podcasting industry and product management to further advance Libsyn’s product development roadmap.”
Kirch’s background includes more than 10 years of experience in the media technology space – spanning podcasting, streaming services, and video. Prior to her current role, she served as an Associate Director of Product Management at SiriusXM, focusing on Content Knowledge and Innovation. There, she harnessed contextual metadata to drive increased recommendation relevance and compelling discovery features. Before that, she worked for nearly six years at Pandora as a Product Manager for content systems and metadata technologies, managing the brand’s metadata strategy, developing business logic, and creating architecture requirements for the metadata pipeline.
Kirch holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University.
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