Two Veteran Sales and Marketing Executives to Lead Multi-Platform Sales Efforts
NEW YORK, September 22, 2015 —Westwood One announced that it has hired Rafe Damico and Payton Raymond as SVPs, National Sales, East Coast and West Coast, respectively. In these newly-created roles, Damico and Raymond will manage East and West coast national sales operations. They will also work with the complete Westwood One platform, including the Westwood One network and Rdio. Damico is based in New York City and Raymond is based in San Francisco.
Damico comes to Westwood One from the Beasley Media Group, where he was VP of Strategic Partnerships. Before that, he was an Account Executive with 6 ABC/WPVI-TV in Philadelphia and at CBS Sports Radio’s 610/WIP-AM in Philadelphia. Damico began his career in local sales for Greater Media.
Raymond, a 15-year sales and marketing veteran, previously was Director of National and Regional Sales for Entercom Communications in San Francisco. Prior to that, he held sales manager positions with iHeart Radio in San Francisco.
Westwood One President Steve Shaw said “Rafe and Payton are tremendous assets to the company. Their expertise and command of the advertising landscape will really help us move the mark and generate revenue.”
“We are extremely excited to have these two exceptional sellers join our team,” said Dave Milner, SVP, Cumulus. “They both come with impeccable reputations and skill sets that will help us to develop strong partnership with key agencies and clients. I’m confident in their ability to create unparalleled campaigns for our partners."
“I’m pumped and ready to go,” said Damico. “I look forward to working under Steve’s guidance and with the great teams at corporate and at Katz to activate and integrate brands across our platforms.”
Raymond said, "I am excited and energized for this opportunity to join Westwood One and work across its local, network, and digital properties. I'm looking forward to working side by side with our national partners in bringing the best audio, digital and experiential advertising opportunities to life for millions consumers."
About Westwood One
Westwood One offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching hundreds of millions of monthly listeners. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, Westwood One Backstage, NASH, Rdio, and more. As the national-facing arm of Cumulus, we represent more than just a radio network; we are a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital content. Visit westwoodone.com.