I’m Bert Weiss.

CEO & President

Here’s the short version: I’ve worked at every level in broadcasting. I started as a teen research assistant. Snuck my way onto the radio. I’ve been a phone screener. I’ve been a producer. I’ve been an executive producer. I’ve been a barely-heard sidekick, a co-host and, now, the proud host of (what I consider) the most fun, diverse, personality-driven morning show in the country: The Bert Show.

I manipulated my way into getting a live shift on a radio station two decades ago and I still remember the thrill of being behind that live mic for the first time. It’s downright intoxicating to be heard, to have a strong opinion, to have a unique voice. There’s nothing more satisfying than believing in yourself, starting from scratch and having an audience respect you and grow with you.

The elements of a great podcast are no different than what made my syndicated morning radio show successful for over 20 years and in the top 5 most downloaded radio podcasts in the country. We get over 3.7 million downloads a month. That success was built on content and delivery. Period. I was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2020.

Every step along the way, I’ve constructed and programmed personality driven morning shows. The kind of programming experience that gives you security and allows you to be the most creative, unique voice you can be. Working with me is different because I understand the challenges, the struggles and the uniqueness of being creative and a performer.

I’ve built a successful and loyal radio and podcasting audience by being focused on delivery and content. Period. That’s my talent. That’s my focus. We’re the only network that provides a (literal) Hall of Fame talent consulting our talent.

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Chris Tuff

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing and Monetization

I fell into internet marketing after graduating from Vanderbilt in 2003. I had one of the first viral videos of my engagement to my wife in 2006 landing me on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and was one of the first marketers to work directly with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg around the same time. I then went on to grow the social media and digital content practice at 22squared in 2008 and helped grow that into one of the largest growth and profit centers for the firm whilst becoming one of the youngest partners in our 100 year history. In 2019, I published my national bestselling book “The Millennial Whisperer,” landing me at companies like Nike but also teaching me how to scale impact. It was soon after this book success that Bert and I were sitting at a bar talking about his future where Pionaire was unlocked.

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Amy Howard

COO/Chief Operations Officer

I’m Amy Howard and I handle everything Operations related – I’m detail-oriented and am an expert in adapting to fast-paced, growing environments.

I started off my career modeling for brands like JCPenney and Bloomingdale’s, then transitioned into event management, handling over $1 million annually in sales. After 20 years in the hospitality industry, I converted those skills into Executive Assistant and Business Management roles in an industry in which I had no prior knowledge. Over the years, I’ve become a specialist in the management side of the radio and podcasting industries and I’ve had a ton of fun doing it.

I love watching and going to sports events (I’m a diehard FSU Football fan!), reading thrillers and historical fiction, and when I’m not working, you can find me traveling anywhere that includes a beach (tiki bars are always a plus!)

I’m excited to be a part of Pionaire from the ground up and bring my expertise and perspective from both the talent and management sides of the business not only to the team, but to your podcast, too.

Cassie Young

Cassie Young

Executive Vice President, Digital & Marketing

I’ve been in radio for most of my career, the podcasting space for half of it, and digital is my big specialty.

When it comes to the radio and podcasting industries, I’ve worked both behind the scenes as well as on the mic, so I understand everything from creating content and producing to audio editing, marketing and the technical side of things. I’ve gone viral a few times (for shutting down a rude personal trainer and dancing to Britney – yup, love me some Britney Spears), and was named one of Emory University’s 40 Under 40.

I’m a creative at heart – I’m also a photographer who loves music and books. I love Cajun food, own way too much striped clothing, care a ridiculous amount about environmental issues and love being outside – either on the water somewhere, biking, or hiking down some hidden trail.

I’m a big believer in that you really can use your voice for good, whether that looks like entertaining people, sharing ideas, or creating change, and I’m super excited to help make your vision for your podcast come to fruition.

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