The Podglomerate Taps Emmy Award-Winning Producer As VP of Production Services


Podcast marketing leader The Podglomerate has hired Emmy Award-winning producer Chris Boniello as its new Vice President of Production Services.

In this newly created role, Boniello will oversee production and audio editing for The Podglomerate’s various clients and podcast series. Reporting directly to Podglomerate founder and CEO Jeff Umbro, he will work to broaden the company’s capacity for audio editing, mixing, and sound engineering services for its high-profile portfolio of podcast clients.

“Great sound design can bring an audience into a new world unlike any other media,” says Boniello. “I look forward to working with our team at The Podglomerate to amplify exciting stories to listeners new and old.”

Boniello joins The Podglomerate after spending the past decade as a senior editor for multi-million dollar commercial video campaigns and TV series, overseeing productions for Fortune 500 brands including Nike, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Comedy Central, Paramount, Spotify, and ESPN (where he won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement” for his large-scale video production focused on the 2014 FIFA World Cup). After spending a brief time in the film unit at NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Boniello jumped into the podcasting industry as a sound editor, mixer, and producer.

“We’re excited to have Chris lead our production arm as we grow The Podglomerate’s services for our podcast clients and into more original productions,” said Podglomerate CEO Jeff Umbro. “Chris has the perfect mix of consumer and B2B facing production background and a clear passion for sound-rich storytelling. The Podglomerate is positioned to bring more podcasts to the masses with an even higher threshold of quality and integrity. We can’t wait for the world to hear what we’re working on.”

The Podglomerat has been producing, distributing, and monetizing podcasts since 2015. Now representing more than 70 podcasts accounting for over 5 million monthly downloads, The Podglomerate’s clients have topped the podcast charts and have received features on every major podcast distribution app and national coverage in print, digital, radio, and television. The Podglomerate’s clients include A+E, Lifetime, History Channel, PBS, MIT, Stanford, Lit Hub, Last, NHPR, Substack, GBH, Magnificent Noise, Expedia, Optum, CVS Health, VPM, WPM, Hubspot, and Hoff Studios, among many others.



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