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About Us

MEET THE TEAM

TRACY

TRACY HAZZARD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As an Inc. Innovation Columnist, Expert Product Designer, Tracy has worked with leading brands like Herman Miller, and Martha Stewart Living among others throughout her career. Her rich professional experience has given her the expertise and genuine pulse to know what clients want and how brands can promote with purpose.

Tracy delights in the privilege of being able to talk about things she is passionate about, and deeply appreciates the exchange of viewpoints during interviews with interesting people on the podcasts she co-hosts (Product Launch HazzardsWTFFF?! 3D Printing, and Feed Your Brand) with her husband and business partner, Tom, and her other shows, The New Trust Economy and The Binge Factor – a publicity podcast for podcasters.

 

On top of being at the height of her career, she is mom to three girls, and is a voracious reader with a current all-time record of finishing 300 books in one year.

 

You can read Tracy’s Inc. Column here and read her interviews with top podcasters in Authority Magazine here.

TOM

TOM HAZZARD

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Award-winning strategic product design & development expert, Tom Hazzard, is a forward-thinking entrepreneur with great sales conversion skills. In addition to co-hosting the Forbes-featured fast growth WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast and the Feed Your Brand Podcast, he successfully launched over 250 consumer products raking in over $2 Billion at e-commerce and mass-market retailers with his wife and business partner, Tracy.

 

He believes that the goal of any product, service, marketing or business launch is to make “it” sell itself, that is why he often talks about streamlining business processes to keep marketing expenses at a minimum. Tom loves being in podcasting because he gets to meet people from many varied industries, and because he gets to broaden his perspective from all the widely different areas of interests he encounters at work.

 

Tom loves to work on his 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, a car that was handed down to him by his Grandmother.

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ERIC "EROCK" CHRISTOPHER

INVESTOR & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Eric Christopher, famously known as ERock, is an innovative investor and respected business advisor. As the founder and CEO of BizFamousTM Media Group, he’s advised a wide range of enterprises, including local business owners, national franchise chains, and world-renowned brands, including Shark Tank companies and a Shark Tank investor.

ALEX

ALEXANDRA HAZZARD

CHAMPION OF ORDER AND REASON - CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Our Chief Operations Officer, Alexandra, is extremely productive every day with her systems mind and inherent resourcefulness. She liaises with clients, as well as sets-up and maintains our internal systems to make sure things run smoothly in our operations across the board.She enjoys seeing (and listening to) all the different podcasts we have in our roster, taking each unique discussion as a learning opportunity. Alexandra takes pleasure in creating efficient systems for our internal team and in making things easier for our clients to help their respective brands grow.

 

Alexandra became an assistant pastry chef at a bakery before working full-time at Brandcasters. Her favorite thing to make is banana creme pie, and she bakes and decorates all the family birthday cakes!

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JEN ORVIS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A 20-year sales & marketing professional that has worked inside product and service industries, Jen Orvis, has created sales processes and trained sales professionals. Her belief in effective communication and skilled listening is what creates the magic inside business hence, her active involvement in two Toastmasters clubs and starting a podcast.

 

In Denver CO, the beautiful Rocky Mountains, when life gets busy Jen resets with music and a run. Amongst her favorite things to do is watching her two boys play baseball and attending sporting events with them.

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WHITNEY LAURITSEN

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

As a social media advisor, Whitney has supported small business owners and creatives since 2010. Her personal experience as an online content creator and podcaster developed her expertise. A Podetize client herself with This Might Get Uncomfortable, she knows first hand what it takes to launch successfully and draw in listeners from social media.

 

Passionate about combining forward-thinking strategy with authenticity, Whitney guides clients on promoting themselves from the heart. Research is one of her top skills; her days ends with reading a non-fiction book until she falls asleep.

 

Whitney lives in Los Angeles and her favorite social media platforms right now are TikTok and Clubhouse.

christina

CHRISTINA PAXTON

PODCAST SUCCESS COORDINATOR

The Podcast Success Coordinator at Podetize, Christina Paxton loves helping others find and create their voice. Prior to joining the full-service podcast production company, Christina was a stay-at-home mom of three boys for six years. She went to school at the Art Institute and majored in Photography and Graphic Design.

 

Currently living in Arizona with her three boys, Christina absolutely loves spending time at the lake. When she’s not busy reaching out to clients, you can find her paddleboarding and kayaking or enjoying her mac and cheese. She claims she has no hidden or crazy talent, but she has a heart of gold and runs a softball league with her best friend for military spouses and active duty women at the Luke Air Force Base.

 

Christina is launching her own podcast soon. She has deep insights on raising kids – especially three young boys! – and being a single parent in today’s world, so better watch out for that!

AGELLE

AGELLE BAGANO

PODCAST PRODUCTION MANAGER

The ultimate go-getter who always runs the extra mile, our Podcast Production Manager Agelle Bagano is a results-oriented individual fueled by her innate drive to succeed.

 

She started as a transcriber for Brandcasters, and quickly proved to the whole team that she can tackle any challenge thrown her way as she quickly moved into her current leadership position.

 

Now, Gell manages multiple teams, overseeing tasks from one spectrum to the other with her sharp eye for detail. Gell has six dogs, loves reading for leisure, and she thinks it’s awesome to be working in the podcasting industry because it is never boring or never repetitive. “You learn a little of everything. There’s always something new to discover each day,” Gell says.

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Employees

At Podetize, we pride ourselves on the power of our large worldwide team. They are trained specifically in what makes the best listener and host experience. Their job as the post-production engine of our clients is to make them look and sound their best. Our team members are continually growing as we grow, researching and testing the model of what works and what doesn’t, and training to become deep experts in their area of expertise, podcasting, and the industry.

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