Rebel Base Media Podcasting Team Expansion Feb 2020

Meet Five New Rebels! Captivate’s Team Growth & Poductivity’s Product Lead

When Kieran and I embarked upon our brand repositioning in very late 2018, we set aside around 18-months to fully realise our vision for Rebel Base Media and the eco-system of podcasting products that we create for podcasters.

We love what we do, but we’re nothing without the very best people in the right positions within each of our business.

So, today I’m delighted to be able to announce the addition of five new Rebels joining the Rebel Base Media team – all handpicked to provide the very best in experience & podcasting product development.

First, our fantastic engineering intern, Ethan Sumner, joins the Captivate product team directly from Barnsley College – the college that I went to after school and that, during our Hacksaw digital agency days, we loved working with.

Speaking of the agency days, the old team is back as my great friend and world-class engineer Ed Townend joins the group as the lead product engineer on the Poductivity product – something that we’re excited to be bringing to market after lots of deep R&D in the podcasting space.

The engineering team doesn’t stop there though. Pierre Finnimore joins the Captivate product team working with Kieran and me to push the boundaries of what a modern podcast hosting & analytics platform can do for podcasters.

Finally, our Rebel Base Media group customer experience team gains two outstanding new talents as Allegra Sinclair & Sam Higham join the team as a product support specialist and Head of Podcaster Experience, respectively with James Marriott moving to lead up the Rebel Base Media service and consulting arm here in the U.K.

Oh, and we’re not quite done – lookout for a couple more personnel announcements over the next week or so…

Much love,


Mark Asquith

Mark is the CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media whose journey into podcast technology began in 2013. An accomplished founder, Mark is also a passionate podcaster, TEDx speaker and wildly approachable Brit. Twitter: MrAsquith. Instagram: MrAsquith. Podcast: The Podcast Accelerator.

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