Erik Diehn serves as the CEO of Midroll Media, the world’s leading podcast company and parent to comedy podcast network Earwolf and popular listening app Stitcher. He joined Midroll in August 2014 as its first Vice President of Business Development, overseeing content acquisition and fueling the rapid growth of its portfolio of podcasts to over 300 shows.
Prior to Midroll, Erik oversaw business development at New York Public Radio, where he first became involved in the podcast business by working with major public radio properties such as Radiolab and Freakonomics Radio. A 20-year veteran of technology media companies, he also worked in corporate strategy at Bloomberg, served as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, and managed digital efforts at MTV Networks and Marvel Comics.
Erik holds a BA in Journalism from American University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.