Appcast's journey

Learn where we’re from and where we’re going. Join us as we look back on a decade of milestones, achievements, and growth!

Realizing there was an opportunity to help recruitment professionals effectively manage pay-for-performance ads, Chris Forman, Dzmitry Nikitsin, and Tim McKegney decided to bring a group of people together to found Appcast in Lebanon, NH.

2014

Dzmitry Nikitsin, ‪Chief Technology Officer, focused on building new technology and expanding the development team.

2014

Appcast brought in Chris Cummins, Chief Revenue Officer, to scale Go-To-Market and build out an expert sales team in his hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2017

The Stepstone Group, a subsidiary of Axel Springer and one of the world’s leading job platforms, acquired a majority stake in Appcast, which retained its name, brand, and team.

2019

Appcast launched Recruitonomics, an insights hub designed to help business leaders navigate the evolving labor market. Its goal is to connect recruitment with a data-driven understanding of the broader economy, simplifying complex economic issues in an engaging and accessible way.

2022

In March of 2023, Appcast Labs was launched to build disruptive and breakthrough talent acquisition solutions for employers.

2023

Appcast acquired Bayard Advertising, a 100-year-old recruitment marketing agency, in July 2023, expanding Appcast to 11 offices and 550+ employees.

2023

The strategic acquisition – combining Appcast’s award-winning programmatic technology with Bayard's full-service recruitment marketing capabilities – facilitated the launch of two new solutions in October 2023: AppcastOne and Appcast Brand & Creative.

2023
Appcast CEO, Chris Forman

“Work hard, love your family, and take care of your community.”

Chris Forman, Appcast Founder & CEO

Appcast by the numbers

After taking a peek into our past, discover our DNA today!

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Transformation over the years

Over the past decade, our brand and logo have evolved to reflect our growth and innovation. We’ve modernized our design to better represent our dynamic presence in the industry while staying true to our core values and mission.

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A snapshot into a decade of Appcast

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Hear from our founders

We asked some of our founders to reflect on their time at Appcast. Take a look!

Nancy Cochran

‪Vice President, Strategic Accounts
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Mark Amdahl

‪Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
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Alison Bowen

‪Senior Director, Enterprise Sales
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Trevor McGraw

‪Vice President, GIG
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Sue Oxford

Vice President, Talent
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Dan Larsen

‪Director, Implementation & Project Management
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Early years in action

Relive our beginnings through our Appcastian storytellers.

Appcast on the road

Although Appcastians live and work in different time zones and countries, we’ve loved getting ‘the family’ together in person over the years!

Appcast was named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces in 2021, 2022, and 2024!

We are honored to stand alongside other leading employers who support and engage their teams.