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About Us

OUR MISSION

REINVENTING PODCASTING with an obsessive focus on you, the podcast host.
We build simple, easy-to-use solutions to help you and your brand look and sound like pros, get rewarded for original content creation, and retain and monetize your valuable
intellectual property and platform authority.
We ensure that you are
SEEN, HEARD, AND FOUND
in a noisy digital world and able to do what you do best — edu-tain an engaged audience.

MEET OUR TEAM

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 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.

CHRISTINA PAXTON

WEB & PRODUCTION SUCCESS MANAGER

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 paddle boarding 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.

MELISSA BYRD

CLIENT SUCCESSS DIRECTOR

Melissa Byrd believes that a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet and a problem is an opportunity for improvement. Having lived in almost every city or town in New England, Melissa was exposed to a lot of interests and pursuits.

She is a Reiki Master Teacher, professional singer/songwriter, sound healer, and tarot enthusiast. A consummate student, Melissa is always interested in learning new disciplines and applying them to all aspects of her work and life. She enjoys cooking, reading, learning languages, and chocolate! The grammar police in her house, incorrect English has no business existing in her home. She is also very much in touch with her spirituality and tries to practice gratitude daily.

Before joining the company, Melissa worked as a client services specialist for 20+ years. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her son whom she adores.

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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 for 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 always training to become deep experts in their area of expertise, podcasting, and the industry.

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The Podetize Mascot