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2 North Riverside Plaza, #1400
Chicago, IL, 60606
United States


Rivet is a smart audio creation and distribution company. Our platform is state-of-the-art, combining award-winning interactive media content, voice technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable you to get your stories heard everywhere. 



Rivet transforms listening for the smart audio age.  We are dedicated to changing the way audio is produced and delivered, creating the best listening experiences on the planet.

Founded in 2012 by a self-funded team with dreams of changing for the better the way people listen to news and stories, Rivet’s audience has grown tremendously with millions of people hearing our voices all over the globe. 

We are based in Chicago and are proud to be a part of the rapidly expanding Chicago tech scene.

Cindy Paulauskas 

Cindy makes things happen…on time.
MBA + World Traveller + Author = Diversity

John MacLeod

John generates the vision and energy.
Disney + Navteq + College Football  = Power & Agility

Geneen Harston
VP of News & Production

Geneen keeps the vision in focus.
Excellent Writing + Solid Judgement + Nosy Curiosity = Very Smart Audio

Terri Lydon 
VP of Sales & Marketing

Terri is our left brained/right brained powerhouse. 
Black Belt + Markers + MBA = Happy Customers

Charlie Meyerson
VP of Editorial & Development

Charlie is our news soul and ethical conscience.
Tribune + WGN-AM + XRT = Journalism Renaissance Guy

Strategic Advisors

  • Mike Bechtel

  • Adam Phillips

  • Tom Stat

Technical Advisors

  • Roy Casino

  • John Jasper

  • Alwar Narayanan

  • Vivek Sundararaman

  • Michael Yoch