At Podpal, the future of work meets the future of podcasting to empower the next generation of content creators.
Make it easy for aspiring, hobby, and professional podcasters to get their message out to the world.
Make a greater impact on society by increasing the diversity of voices and content in podcasting.
Champion customer delight through faith, hard work, collaboration, and empathy.
Our team is customer-obsessed, highly skilled, and believes anything is possible. Meet the minds behind the magic.
Aaron P. Woods
Founder & CEO
Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Podpal, and sets the product vision and strategy for the company. He got the idea for Podpal in 2018 while helping his wife Tania manage her first podcast. What started as a simple Kanban board on their bedroom wall in Seattle sparked the idea for a SaaS platform that removes the busywork related to podcast management.
Since launching Podpal, Aaron has been recognized by global leaders in business and technology including Google, Hennessy, Target, JP Morgan Chase, Black Enterprise, and others. He’s secured over $215,000 of non-dilutive capital through various pitch competitions to fuel company operations and reach major product milestones. He’s a Google for Startups Black Founder’s Fund recipient, a Hennessy Never Stop Never Settle Society honoree, a Famous Amos Ingredients for Success Grant winner, and a finalist in Season 1 of Target and REVOLT’s TV Series, ‘Bet on Black’ featuring the nations top 12 black founders.
Aaron was a former Division 1AA student-athlete at Jacksonville University where he played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics before transferring to the University of Florida to complete his BS in Civil Engineering. He continued to advance his education by earning his MS in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Agile Product Management from Villanova. He began his career designing high-rise buildings in Seattle, and is responsible for major components of notable structures like Amazon’s Headquarters in Seattle and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. He also contributed to major manufacturing system improvements for Boeing’s 777X aircraft prior to transitioning into the tech industry. He’s currently working as a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft where he leads a team of 12 software engineers revolutionizing the Azure Cloud platform while he continues to bootstrap Podpal to become the next tech unicorn.
Aaron embeds his cross-functional superpowers into every facet of Podpal’s product, culture, and community. He leverages his dynamic background in engineering and product design to bring disruptive solutions to market, guide teams, and achieve scale. He’s dedicated to Podpal’s mission to make it easy for aspiring, hobby, and professional podcasters to get their message out to the world and seeks to make a greater impact on society by increasing the diversity of voices and content in podcasting.
Aaron currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife Tania of 12 years and 4 amazing children (Elijah, Olivia, Anorah, and Gianna). When he’s not creating and innovating, he enjoys playing acoustic guitar, hiking to alpine lakes, and advocating for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum.
Keith is the VP and Head of UX at Podpal, and is responsible for defining and executing a holistic customer experience across product, marketing, and customer support. Inspired by our vision to make podcasting easy for all creators, Keith joined Podpal in 2019 to modernize the user experience and champion our data-driven, human-centered mission.
A left and right brain professional, Keith earned his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Florida A&M University (FAMU) as well as advanced certificates in Executive Leadership and Applied Project Management from The University of Notre Dame and Villanova, respectively.
In addition to his role at Podpal, Keith works as the Creative Manager at Bisk. His improvements on several of Bisk’s flagship products have contributed to significant increases in student enrollments and millions in top-line revenue. Keith also launched The American Griot, a podcast about releasing the burden of Black trauma and embracing creative ways to heal and recharge. The show is in its third season and has reached thousands of listeners.
Prior to Podpal, Keith held several senior roles in Art Direction, Graphic Design, and Brand Management at global brands like Time Inc. in New York. In 2017, Keith co-founded Arcturus Creative, a full-service digital agency specializing in millennial marketing strategies for fintech, healthcare, and non-profit startups. Under his leadership the company grossed over six figures in its first year and was inducted into the Tampa Chamber of Commerce Startup Scholars cohort.
Keith’s unique combination of design, management, and podcasting skills have directly contributed to the Podpal product as well as helping secure over $215,000 in non-dilutive funding awards. Under his UX leadership, Podpal has been recognized by global brands including Google, Hennesy, Target, Black Enterprise, Bloomberg, and more.
Keith resides in Tampa, FL where he currently raises with his two daughters Aaliyah and Lilianna. He’s an active member of the design and creative community and volunteers at the Tampa Museum of Art on the NextGen Committee. In addition to fostering a culture of artistic expression, he enjoys spending time with family, creating music, and traveling to new places abroad.