Podcast hosting company Libsyn has appointed experienced executive Chuck Cargile as its new chief financial officer, the company has announced.
Cargile brings over 25 years of experience in executive leadership roles across several companies, including his most recent roles at medical device company BlueWind Medical and plant-based foods provider Tattooed Chef. His responsibilities within the new role at Libsyn will include leading its financial growth strategy by enhancing internal controls, procedures, and processes as well as partnering with business leaders.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chuck to the Libsyn team as our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Libsyn interim CEO and chief product officer John W. Gibbons. “Chuck's extensive, global financial leadership experience and proven track record of growing companies, accessing capital markets, and creating value for shareholders will undoubtedly make him an invaluable addition in bolstering Libsyn's financial strategy for our next chapter of growth — as we continue to innovate and lead in the dynamic podcasting and advertising industries.”
Other previous roles that Cargile served include CEO and chairman of the board at solar technology company Sunworks where he led its merger with solar solutions provider Solcius. He was also the CFO at photonics technology company Newport Corporation where he managed the company’s financial operations over a period of 16 years.
Cargile will report to Gibbons, who was appointed interim CEO in June this year by the board of directors to lead the company’s next phase of market growth and innovation. Former Libsyn CEO Bradley Tirpak has remained as an advisor to the company since handing over his role to Gibbons.
Libsyn’s recent growth strategy has involved signing a large amount of new partnerships with companies such as podcast production company Multitude and podcast agency Upfire Digital to monetise their portfolio through its advertising marketplace AdvertiseCast.