Futuri Media has announced several key additions to its fast-growing team.
Michael Sharkey joins as Product Manager, #engage, and Futuri Mobile. Sharkey has more than 25 years experience in programming and brand management for radio broadcasters, including 14 years at Cox Media Group. There, he was Rock Format Leader and Program Director/Brand Manager for Tampa Bay’s 97X (WSUN) and 102.5 The Bone (WHPT). He also co-founded and advised for multiple technology startups designed to drive audio consumption and audience engagement.
Jim Roberts joins as National Account Manager. Roberts joins Futuri Media from Mid-West Family Broadcasting, where he spent more than 20 years in sales and programming executive positions with their South Bend stations. Roberts has extensive experience on both the content and sales side of the broadcasting business. A graduate of the NAB’s Broadcast Leadership Training program, Roberts has extensive experience managing converged media and a track record of proven success in driving ratings and revenue growth.
Jim Tarantine joins as National Account Manager. Tarantine joins Futuri Media from Nielsen Audio, where he spent more than 12 years, most recently as Director, Client Solutions, leading key initiatives including TV/audio integration, digital audio measurement, audio enhancements, and media analytics offerings. Tarantine has worked across sales, programming, and corporate divisions to help clients meet and exceed revenue and audience goals. Over the last six years, he was exclusively dedicated to the success of CBS Radio.
“Futuri’s fast-growing team builds solutions to deliver the ROI our media industry partners require: audience engagement, ratings, and revenue,” said Daniel Anstandig, Futuri Media CEO. “Collaborating with local managers and corporate leaders to help them develop the future of our industry is the most important and rewarding part of our mission.”