Madison Catania is the CEO and co-founder of a new startup called Wildcast; a networking platform and community for the podcast industry that seeks to bring together podcasters, networks, guests, and agencies to enable them to connect, interact, engage and collaborate. While pursuing an MBA degree at the University of California, San Diego, Catania discovered a love for podcasting because of the way it connected with people and how it can bring new ideas to the forefront.
Catania decided to follow her passion for podcasts and joined the pre-production team for a top-50 Society & Culture podcast, before eventually joining a network where she led the production team working on a variety of well-known podcasts, including Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Your Favorite Thing with Wells Adams and Brandi Cyrus, Sorry We’re Stoned with Brandi and Tish Cyrus, Riled Up with Matt Cutshall and Arielle Vandenberg, Going to Bed with Garcelle and more.
During her time as a producer at the network, one of Catania’s jobs was booking guests to appear on the podcasts as well as seeking to offer the network’s hosts to other podcasts. This process of swapping guests and cross promoting each other’s podcasts is one of the best marketing tools available to the podcasting world. As Catania navigated her role in booking and placing guests, she learned how valuable being a guest on a podcast and exploring ad trades with other podcasts could be.
Scott Pomerantz joins Wildcast after a career of executive leadership roles at Fortune 100 and start-up companies. Most recently, he was recruited to lead a turn-around opportunity at MC10, a FDA-approved medical devices and sensor company, as CEO and President and served as the executive member of the Board of Directors. Scott joined Broadcom Corporation in 2007, initially as its Vice President and General Manager for the GPS business unit, Broadcom’s most profitable business at the time and was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager for Broadcom’s approximate $3B Wireless Group, the largest global business. He joined Broadcom with the acquisition of Global Locate, a GPS semiconductor company that he cofounded in 2000. Scott was the CEO President and Chairman of the Board while Global Locate was an independent company. Prior to Global Locate, Scott was CEO of All Points Software, a startup that focused on field data collection utilizing Digital Imaging and GPS Technologies on tablet computers. He held executive positions at Eastman Kodak’s digital imaging group and at IBM in marketing and systems engineering, where he studied computer science, hardware, software and systems engineering after receiving his master in business administration (MBA) from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. Scott was a member of the Simon School adjunct faculty for many years, he continues as an active advisor at the Simon School today and he is a member of the University’s Hajim School of Engineering’s Board. Scott holds 2 US Patents. He has testified to a US Congressional Panel at the FCC on location technologies and was selected as one of the 50 Leaders to Watch by GPS World in 2008. He has participated and led industry panel discussions around the world including the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQRsQwf0Vo). Scott has 2 grown children and lives with his wife Diane in New Jersey where he served on the Wyckoff Education Foundation board (WEF) for many years and continues today as a sustaining member of the George Eastman Circle, the University of Rochester’s leadership annual giving society.
I am a shiny object chaser. Excited by new challenges and new opportunities.
Each day, I get to hear founder stories, entrepreneurial journeys and ideas that are not fully formed, and that is what drives me to do what I do. I don’t care whether you started a junk collection service or launched a clothing brand—equally exciting to me.
My passion is creating and sharing compelling stories for companies of all shapes and sizes.
I also love coffee and welcome any opportunity to grab a cup in-person or over video chat. Feel free to reach out.
I am Ryan Estes, I’m the co-founder of Kitcaster. I validate and scale Kitcaster products.
I have owned a media and marketing agency for the last 10 years. For eight of those years I hosted the founders podcast Talklaunch. Consistently ranked in the iTunes “Top 100” podcasts, I have recorded 300+ interviews with more than a quarter million downloads. I attribute $1M+ in revenue as a direct result from podcasts. I love podcasting. I believe the medium possesses a giant opportunity for entrepreneurs and I’m more than happy to discuss your prospects.
I am married with two kiddos here in Denver. I enjoy training brazilian jiu jitsu and capoeira, volunteering as a finance mentor, and I am an avid sportsman.
Our mission is to put the world’s top startup founders on the world’s top podcasts and let them share their stories with a wider audience. If you have an amazing story to tell, we’d love to help you share it with the world.
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