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Erika Nardini    

CEO of Barstool Sports

Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is known for her tenacious passion for growing consumer brands.

In July 2016, Nardini joined Barstool Sports as the company’s CEO. Known for its original takes and unfiltered view, Barstool Sports is a driving force in comedy, sports, entertainment, and culture. Under Nardini’s leadership, Barstool Sports has experienced explosive brand and business growth as one of the fastest-growing companies on the internet. It is the sixth-largest podcast platform in the world with the No. 1 sports podcast and female podcast, and it is the 10th-largest distributed media company in the US. Barstool Sports drives 1.6 billion social views and 26 million video views monthly and has 11.9 million listeners across its platforms, owning the 18-to-34-year-old demographic. In under 3.5 years, Nardini has grown its employees from 15 to 201, with its revenue approaching $100 million. She has launched over 35 brands, including breakout franchises in entertainment, sports, and sports betting.

Nardini has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and one of the Most Powerful Women in Sports by Adweek and Forbes. Prior to Barstool Sports, Nardini held several notable positions at top internet companies, including AOL, Demand Media, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

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