Epidemic Sound appoints former Readly senior executive, Maria Waddington, as Chief of People and Culture
- Waddington appointed as Chief of People and Culture at Epidemic Sound and is responsible for managing growth globally
- Senior executive with experience of maintaining culture, shaping employer branding and driving performance within fast-growing companies
- Appointment is in response to Epidemic Sound’s high growth rate and comes off the back of raising $20m to continue to Soundtrack the World
Stockholm, Sweden – Epidemic Sound, named as the second-fastest growing Swedish technology company on the Financial Times’ list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, announces the appointment of Maria Waddington as Chief of People and Culture.
As former Chief People and Culture Officer at Readly - the second fastest growing Swedish media company on the Financial Times’ list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies - Waddington founded, implemented and led all aspects of employer branding at the company.
With a background in engineering, Waddington’s sweet spot lies ensuring the right processes and rituals are in place to maintain and lead performance-driven cultures in fast growing companies.
Following the news that Epidemic raised $20million to continue on their journey to Soundtrack the World, Waddington’s appointment will see her take on the responsibility of managing the pace of growth whilst maintaining and shaping the company’s global culture.
Oscar Höglund, Co-Founder and CEO of Epidemic Sound, says: “We’ve grown rapidly over the past 18 months and it’s super important to us that we maintain the culture we’ve built at Epidemic over the past ten years. We’re thrilled to welcome Maria to the team to help us manage the pace of growth as we continue to scale.”
Maria Waddington, Chief of People and Culture at Epidemic Sound, says: “I fell in love with Epidemic Sound and the role of Chief of People and Culture straight away. There’s such a uniquely creative culture here that’s driven by Oscar and I’m excited to nurture this as we continue to grow.”
Epidemic Sound is backed by Creandum, EQT Mid-Market and Atwater Capital. The Company has offices in nine major cities across the globe: Stockholm, New York City, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Madrid, Helsinki, Toronto and Sydney.
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