The year closes out with some new faces at Double Elvis. The podcast creator behind hit podcasts such as Disgraceland and 27 Club says it has expanded its executive team with a half dozen hires in recent months as it builds out its slate of podcasts, signs new partnerships, and looks to new audio venues. Double Elvis’ new hires arrive from a variety of roles at Apple, ViacomCBS, Q Division Studios and elsewhere with a range of backgrounds.
The new recruits include:
Sam Lazarus joins Double Elvis as Chief of Staff, where he works with the executive team to scale the company to new heights, developing their corporate strategy and internal operating processes and tools. Prior to joining Double Elvis, Lazarus spent five years in Silicon Valley at several venture capital firms.
Kayla Moriarty joins as Vice President of Marketing and Audience Growth. In her role, Moriarty creates and runs all operations related to the marketing of Double Elvis podcasts. Moriarty joins Double Elvis from MTV Entertainment Group, where she was the Vice President of Digital Consumer Marketing and was responsible for developing the digital marketing strategy and overseeing plan execution for each brand’s original series, trade efforts, and tentpole events.
Faybeon Mickens joins Double Elvis as Marketing Director. Her prior experience includes ten years as an independent consultant for entertainment companies, managing, booking and coordinating events with different national acts such as Talib Kweli, Cedric the Entertainer, and Too $hort.
Corey Cambridge arrives from Apple as their first full-time showrunner for a series of upcoming shows launching in 2022. Before his work at Apple, Cambridge previously produced the podcasts Silent Giants and Other People’s Podcast. He also served as the Lead Producer for Jalen Rose’s podcast Renaissance Man created by the New York Post.
Taylor Bettinson comes on board as Producer of Content Communications, where he oversees Double Elvis’ recently launched Twitch channel, managing operations and booking for the show, while scaling their online video presence and more. In the past, Bettinson has contributed to the company by writing for five seasons of Disgraceland and served as showrunner on Here Comes The Break.
Matt Tahaney has been recruited as a Production Engineer. He joins the team after spending 19 years at Q Division studios, the famed Boston-area recording studio, where he helped record artists from Dropkick Murphys to Franz Ferdinand.
Lea Tatoris joins the Double Elvis team as an Ad Operations Coordinator, where she handles all content creation and production for advertisers. A 2021 graduate of Emerson College, Tatoris served as both a programming and live mix coordinator for the college radio station WERS (88.9) and also a host on the well-known children’s show, “The Playground.”
Double Elvis cofounder Brady Sadler says their number one focus is its flagship Disgraceland. podcast. “That is always the thing that we're working on growing. And we're very excited that a new season is coming in January. And we’re excited about everything we're doing around its spin-off Badlands, which will have events next year as well. But that has really provided an incredible opportunity to use that as a jumping off point to create all this other content, IP, and new projects,” said Salder. “It also allows us to team up with all these really amazing people. And we've been very fortunate to surround ourselves with some awesome talent.”