Jim Berk, who stepped down last year after eight years as CEO of Participant Media, has landed at PodcastOne as its new CEO.

Berk will report directly to PodcastOne founder Norm Pattiz, who retains his post as Executive Chairman. Berk also joins PodcastOne’s Board of Directors.

The announcement comes as the company embarks on an accelerated expansion, following the recent investment by Hubbard Broadcasting.

During Berk’s tenure at Participant Media more than 60 films were greenlit including The Kite Runner, The Best Exotic Marigold, The Help, Bridge of Spies and last year’s Oscar-winning best picture, Spotlight. Previously, Berk was Chairman and CEO of Gryphon Colleges Corporation.

PodcastOne sells advertising for more than 200 podcasts including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Dan Patrick and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.