(CelebrityAccess) — Digital radio aggregator AccuRadio has hired veteran radio and tech executive Ben Husmann as its new Chief Operating Officer, with a mandate to lead its next phase of growth.
Husmann comes to AccuRadio after serving as Senior Vice President of Product for NextRadio, where he led the product and engineering teams for FM radio consumer apps and B2B content management and broadcast radio attribution solutions.
Husmann will look to develop the next generation of Accuradio’s platform, which the company says will be able to support more listeners and provide better customization for those listeners. The service will also be optimized for listening on a variety of systems, including mobile and automobile.
“Ben is the perfect COO for AccuRadio,” says AccuRadio founder and CEO Kurt Hanson. “His strong design skills, familiarity with the challenges of helping radio launch online products, and years of experience running developer teams make Ben exactly the executive we need to lead us to becoming the most-listenable, lean-back music experience on all emerging platforms.”