Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is known for her tenacious passion for growing consumer brands.
In July 2016, Erika 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 Erika’s leadership, Barstool Sports has experienced explosive brand and business growth as one of the fastest growing companies on the internet. It is the 6th largest podcast platform in the world with the number one sports podcast and female podcast, and the 10th largest distributed media company in the US. Barstool Sports drives 1.6 billion social views and 26 million video views monthly and 11.9 million listeners across its platforms, owning the 18-34 year old demographic.
In under 3.5 years, Nardini has grown its employees from 15 to 201 with its revenue is 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 Magazine. Prior to Barstool Sports, Erika held several notable positions at top internet companies including AOL, Demand Media, Yahoo! And Microsoft.