Pionaire Podcasting

Working with us is different.

Our definition of success is a staff of talented people that feel fulfilled. Period. At Pionaire you are not just another show on a huge network. You’re not a product that lives solely for the bottom line of a company. We’ve built a small army of like-minded, creative thinkers and performers to make the kind of programming experience that allows you to be the most inspired version of yourself.

We understand the challenges, struggles, and uniqueness of being a creative. Because, well, we’ve experienced them too. So we roll up our sleeves. Work together. And provide you with custom solutions to maximize your message, grow your voice and achieve your definition of success.

A loyal audience is built on content and delivery. That’s where it all starts and that’s where we shine. That’s our currency. And we know how to market that content better than anybody.

We all have something important to say. We get more people to hear it.

Pionaire Podcasting

Working with us is different.

Our definition of success is a staff of talented people that feel fulfilled. Period. At Pionaire you are not just another show on a huge network. You’re not a product that lives solely for the bottom line of a company. We’ve built a small army of like-minded, creative thinkers and performers to make the kind of programming experience that allows you to be the most inspired version of yourself.

We understand the challenges, struggles, and uniqueness of being a creative. Because, well, we’ve experienced them too. So we roll up our sleeves. Work together. And provide you with custom solutions to maximize your message, grow your voice and achieve your definition of success.

A loyal audience is built on content and delivery. That’s where it all starts and that’s where we shine. That’s our currency. And we know how to market that content better than anybody.

We all have something important to say. We get more people to hear it.

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, syndicated morning show in the country: The Bert Show.

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 and highly effective marketing. Period.

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’m taking the best experiences I’ve had in my career and building a family of fun, uniquely creative, free thinking, hard working talent that I can cheer for as your success grows. I want to be inspired and fulfilled and I want that for every person at Pionaire.

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I Am Bert Weiss.
I Am Bert Weiss.

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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Kimberly Alexandre

Kimberly Alexandre

Vice President of Sales

As a marketing and sales professional, I do more than connect brands to consumers. I help brands create raving fans and the secret sauce is the exceptional talent across the board at Pionaire Podcasting.

Prior to coming to Pionaire, I worked with Bert and The Bert Show from February of 2003 to January of 2010 and saw first hand how engaged audiences can accelerate a marketing campaign and The Bert Show was second to none in doing just that.

Fast forward to October 2021, and The Bert Show is now the flagship podcast for a fast growing podcast network. I have the privilege to work with Bert once again, alongside with other visionaries who have blazed trails once before and who are now doing it again!

At Pionaire Podcasting, intimacy is part of our brand and it’s what sets us apart. You’re never just an advertiser and we are never just a vendor. If you work with Pionaire, we will become family.

As a seasoned and successful sales and marketing professional with experience in broadcast, digital and sales performance consulting for over 25 years, I’ve always stayed true to a consultative process in helping marketers determine the best solutions for their desired campaign results.

I love delivering results but I also love to cook and play in the dirt! So much so that one of my hobbies is to make pre-made meals for family, friends and hungry college students who hate their dining hall menu. February through October, you can also find me pruning, gardening and hiking on the weekends.

Rebecca Lancaster

Rebecca Lancaster

Social Media Producer

Hey y’all! I’m Rebecca. You might not hear me on the show but I hear you! I am the Social Media Producer assisting Cassie with all forms of Digital Media.

When I’m not posting clips of the show or replying to your comments, you can catch me watching Jeopardy with my family, or at the theater weekly (comes with the territory of being a film major) or maybe even at a local drag show! As a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design my passion has always been creating topical and engaging content. And yes, sometimes that includes 30 Rock GIFs.

I’m an ATLien born and raised and a huge fan of Atlanta United. Shout-out to my MVP Miggy, my sweet dog.