Bringing the right characters together
At Audible, you’ll discover a community of brilliant minds, lighting up the world with innovative, moving content. Talented and provocative, adventurous and inquisitive, we’re relentless in our drive to push one another and the limits of our knowledge.
Our Stellar Cast
Software Development Engineer
"What keeps me motivated here in one word is ‘opportunities.’ I’m generalizing a bit here but honestly, it’s deep-diving into complex cross-domain problems and stepping out of my comfort zone with projects, technologies and people. The opportunity to spontaneously collaborate with literally anyone — right from team mates and fellow Amazonians to our CIO and CEO — and most importantly get valuable feedback along the way. Having the freedom to execute on ideas that I’m passionate about, such as services development, engineering an internationalization platform and forming a ‘Women in Engineering’ chapter."
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Software Development Engineer
“If you’re looking to work with exceptional engineers on leading technologies of computer science, and if you’re looking to work with leaders who have bright vision for the company, then Audible is the one you’re looking for.”
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Sr. Manager, Accounting
"I love the continuous learning aspect of my job. Exposure to the operational side of Audible is crucial. Accounting is really not just ‘bean counting’ — we have to understand the nature of transactions, operations and data flow to accurately capture and measure all financial impacts. There is always something to learn, which keeps it interesting."
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Global Program Manager, Customer Care
"Customer Obsession is ingrained in Customer Care — it’s a part of our identity. But the work we do goes beyond that one principle. As a Program Manager, I also bring Articulate the Possible and Move Fast to Make it Real to life every day. I’m working alongside my colleagues to dig into the details and find quick solutions, running brainstorming sessions, reviewing operational metrics, listening to customer calls and reading emails, as well as working with colleagues outside of my team, all to develop a comprehensive strategy. Then I use my strong knowledge of Audible products, the organization, and project management to push my team members and the entire global Customer Care organization toward the finish line.”
Super Powereds: Year 4 by Drew Hayes
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
Donald Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Donald Katz was previously a journalist and author for 20 years, writing five books and serving as contributing editor at Rolling Stone and other publications; his work won a National Magazine Award and his book Home Fires was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. For his leadership of the company since inception, Katz won the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey. Katz graduated in 1974 from New York University, where he studied with novelist Ralph Ellison.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Chief Financial Officer
Cynthia Chu joined Audible in 2015 as CFO. She most recently served as CFO for the USA Network division of Comcast NBC Universal, which followed her first divisional CFO appointment overseeing NBC’s newly acquired Oxygen Media. Prior to her long career with NBC, Cynthia worked at GE, where she earned a Six Sigma black belt qualification. A native of Hong Kong, Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Chief People Officer
Anne joined Audible as Chief People Officer in 2016. She most recently served as Head of Human Resources at Bloomberg L.P. Anne spent six years at Bloomberg, during which the global workforce doubled, and where her passion for nurturing talent led to the creation of Bloomberg’s Global Leadership Forum. Before Bloomberg, Anne was Managing Director and Chief Diversity Officer at Lehman Brothers, with specific focus on the recruitment and retention of women and under-represented groups. Prior to Anne’s transition to human capital management, she spent fifteen years with P & L responsibility in fixed income and equity sales at Lehman Brothers and Bankers Trust. Anne is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and is a New Jersey native.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Hardcover by Yuval Noah Harari
Chief Information Officer
Sanjay joined Audible in 2015 as CIO. He has extensive operating and industry-relevant experience building highly trafficked national consumer brand websites and mobile platforms. Previously, he led diversified senior teams at Priceline before becoming CIO at both Netquote.com and Bankrate, where he oversaw the integration of those companies’ complex technology stacks after their merger in 2010. From there, Sanjay became CIO at Seamless.com and then GrubHub, again building world-class tech organizations and subsequently migrating technology platforms after those companies came together in advance of GrubHub’s public offering in 2014.
The Universe in a single atom by Dalai Lama
Head of Global Corporate Affairs
Matt joined Audible in 2009 and has run communications for the company since 2012. Previously he held editorial positions at Random House and Scribner and was a columnist for Publishers Weekly and the late Publishing News (UK). He is a graduate of Harvard.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Head of Legal
Stas joined Audible as Senior Counsel in 2014 and became Head of Legal in 2016. Prior to Audible, Stas spent 7 years with Amazon’s legal department supporting its digital and new technologies initiatives, including the Kindle e-readers. For two of those years he was based at Amazon’s EU headquarters in Luxembourg supporting launches of the music locker service and AutoRip in the UK, Germany, France and Italy. Prior to moving to Seattle for Amazon, Stas spent two years in Florida working as in-house counsel specializing in technology matters. He began his legal career as a corporate law associate with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Stas is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree in Music from Stony Brook University. He is still an active musician, regularly performing with several community groups around New Jersey where he now lives with his wife and two teenage children.
The Master and Margarita [Russian Edition] by Mikhail Bulgakov
EVP and Publisher
Beth Anderson has been at Audible since its earliest days and is currently EVP and Publisher. Before joining Audible in 1996, Beth spent 15 years in college text and trade book publishing at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Beth has served on the board of the Audio Publishers Association since 2000, chairing committees on memberships, research, and its annual conference. She earned a BA from Cornell University and serves on the university’s Library Advisory Board and Council.
The Handmaid’s Tale: Special Edition by Margaret Atwood
Head of International and Emerging Business
Chris joined Audible in 2016 and leads its international operations and expansion strategy as well as emerging business development. Chris has led business teams across Asia, Latin America, and Europe for much of his career. Prior to joining Audible, he was CEO of Prudential’s International Investments operation and a primary driver in the expansion of overseas operations in China, Japan, Korea, India, Europe, and Latin America. Chris also served in the public sector, as interim Business Administrator (akin to COO) for the City of Newark, NJ, working closely with the mayor and other city and state leaders to bring enhanced levels of financial and operational discipline to the city.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien narrated by Bryan Cranston
Chief Marketing Officer
John Harrobin joined Audible in 2017 and leads its Marketing and Strategic Partnerships teams. Previously, John served as Chief Marketing Officer at Verizon, where he spent over a decade growing the wireless business to over 100 million members. His work has received numerous awards for marketing including the Effie, Telly, Webby, and Pencil. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline narrated by Wil Wheaton
Chief Product Officer
Richard Stern joined Audible in 2016 to lead Product Management. Richard has served in key product leadership roles at top tech firms like Sony, Amazon, Nuance, and IBM. He has spent the last decade developing high-growth, global digital entertainment services that consumers love. Most recently he served as Head of Global Media Products for Sony PlayStation, where he helped launch PlayStation 4 and was responsible for PlayStation Originals, PlayStation Video, and PlayStation Music. Prior to that, he was the Head of Product Management for Amazon Studios, the company’s award-winning original TV and film development arm.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline narrated by Wil Wheaton
SVP, Customer Care
Abhinav Mathur joined Audible in 2014 with years of experience at Staples and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, holding leadership roles across technology, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and financial services. As the head of Customer Care, he is responsible for continuous strategic and cultural transformation to deliver best-in-class service while partnering with business leaders to ensure customers are at the center of every business decision. He is a Six Sigma black belt and a graduate of the University of Sydney.
Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi & Dick Patrick narrated by Jon Gauger
Taylor Huttner is SVP, Marketing, and manages the creation of global programs that generate awareness and drive new customer acquisition efforts for Audible. He leads the overall marketing strategy across Amazon platforms and the development and implementation of a growth strategy to drive new customer acquisition across Amazon channels and devices. Taylor also oversees non-paid customer acquisition in the US. Taylor has been with Audible for more than 12 years, and previously worked in product management at AOL, in marketing for Sapient Corporation, and in publishing for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas narrated by Bahni Turpin