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Leigh Zarelli joins Audible as Chief Product Officer

PRESS RELEASE · Newark NJ, USA ·

Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has named Leigh Zarelli its Chief Product Officer. Zarelli will drive Audible’s global product roadmap and vision, overseeing Audible’s flagship product, Premium Plus, as well as its latest streaming offering, Audible Plus. Zarelli joins Audible’s executive leadership team, reporting to CEO Bob Carrigan.

“Audible is known globally as the premier home for singular audio storytelling experiences, as well as a leader in customer-focused innovations,” said Audible CEO Bob Carrigan. “Leigh’s visionary digital leadership and her passion for engaging and serving customers will truly transform the way listeners experience Audible in these extraordinary times.”

“I am thrilled to join Audible and a remarkable team dedicated to delivering a stellar customer experience to millions of listeners worldwide,” said Zarelli. “I’ve been so impressed with Audible’s growth as a creative and innovative leader in the digital space, and I’m looking forward to furthering the company’s mission of improving the lives of our customers while serving up the best in audio storytelling.”

Most recently, Zarelli served as SVP of Global Digital at Marriott International, where she drove the company’s digital and mobile product portfolio and strategies. In her role, Zarelli was responsible for more than $25 billion in annual bookings revenue, and delivered world class mobile experiences to Marriott International customers across the globe. Before joining Marriott, Zarelli held several executive leadership positions across digital media, marketing, and product management for leading global corporations like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, AOL, and the Walt Disney Company.

Zarelli was recently recognized as a leader in technology leadership by the CMO Club in 2020 for excellence in leveraging technology to deliver breakthrough marketing and business success. She earned her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is an alumna of Dartmouth College.

About Audible

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 600,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

 

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