Liberated Syndication Inc. (“Lybsyn”), the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform and advertising marketplace, announced that Brian Kibby has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Kibby has served on Libsyn’s Board since October 2019. Upon his appointment as Chairman, Mr. Kibby commented, “This is an exciting time for our podcast community and for Libsyn. Together, we are transforming the way that the world consumes information and content, while also creating effective platforms for our community to reinvest in their podcasts via effective advertising platforms. Libsyn has transitioned over the past two years from its hosting roots to a platform strategy with advertising and monetization at its core. The launch of Libsyn 5 and the recent acquisitions of AdvertiseCast, Glow, Auxbus, and Podgo position Libsyn as the go-to destination for podcasters for all of their growth needs. I look forward to supporting our new CEO, Brad Tirpak, the incredible team at Libsyn, and most importantly, our dedicated community of creators and artists.”
Mr. Kibby is currently the CEO of Modern Campus, a leading student information, engagement, and content management SaaS platform. Mr. Kibby has served the educational technology community for over three decades, including senior leadership roles at Pearson and McGraw-Hill, two of the world’s largest education technology and platform providers.
In addition to Mr. Kibby’s appointment as chairman, Libsyn earlier announced that Patrick Dolan will be joining the Board of Directors. Mr. Dolan previously served as the President of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the leading trade organization whose members include more than 650 leading media companies, agencies, brands, and technology firms driving the digital marketing economy. As part of these changes to the board, Denis Yevstifeyev will step down as a member of the Board of Directors on December 31, 2021.