We rely on a pool of experienced consultants that include:
Emily Moyer - Emily Moyer is an experienced professional and independent management consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the media industry. Since 2007, Emily has advised content and mobile companies on digital media strategy and analytics, with a focus on top-line revenue growth and cost containment during a time of vast change in the industry. Prior to launching her consultancy, Emily spent five years at The New York Times Company in a number of leadership roles spanning three major departments (Advertising, Circulation and Digital). Her areas of increasing responsibility over time included direct-to-consumer marketing, business development, financial management, Six Sigma project leadership, sales strategy, distribution operations, and new product development (including Times Reader, in partnership with Microsoft). Most recently, as Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development, Emily directed all forecasting, budgeting, M&A and continuous improvement efforts for a high-growth sales team delivering $150MM in annual revenue. Emily’s media career began on the editorial side at Ziff Davis Media (PC Magazine), followed by three years as a project manager in a successful start-up division of Time Warner. She earned an MBA in Strategic Media Management from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a BA in Philosophy and Religion.
Brett Barndt - Brett Barndt integrates 20 years of marketing, new product development and change management to build new teams responding to new media developments and communications business challenges. He has set-up, led and managed $1.5-$5M+ engagement teams for launches of major new interactive media and sales channels, large-scale enterprise-wide change management in global companies, turn-around of early-stage technology start-ups and roll-ups, and global brand communications programs across large integrated agency groups. He led new product development launches of online and interactive business channels for the global financial marketplace, achieving market valuations of $1B+ and business flows of $500M+. Brett has skillfully brought teams together from creative, technical, editorial, design, instructional media, filmmaking and video production, media and events planning, and social science disciplines to create new media products and solutions. Brett began his work producing art programs for scientific text-books and general interest science with WH Freeman & Company, text-book publishing division of Scientific American, and went on to work in a new business incubator at Citicorp focused on creating and launching new online information businesses. He recently pioneered knowledge sharing tools at Thomson Corporation to address the new skill-building and knowledge and information sharing needs of a large and diverse sales and services organization resulting in cross-selling pipeline and improved sales proposal/contract closure cycle. He has consulted with Columbia University, WPP, Deutsche Bank, First Data, GE, Morgan Stanley, Adecco, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, L'Oreal, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wolters-Kluwer, Thomson, Reuters, Fidelity and CNBC Europe. He received his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, and B.F.A from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is currently on the faculty of the Integrated Marketing program at NYU.
Jeremy Kagan - Jeremy Kagan is a Professor at Columbia University Business School, where he teaches Marketing and the Internet, and has taught Interactive Business and Entrepreneurship courses as a Professor in Metropolitan College's Media MBA program. He also consults to a variety of digital media companies on strategy and marketing, and has formulated many corporate training programs. Previously, he was Vice President of Global Account Management at Sony Music Entertainment in the Global Digital Business, working with large partners such as Nokia and Sony Ericsson. Before this, as Vice President/Director of Strategy and Customer Insight for Publicis Modem, a leading digital advertising agency, Kagan headed research and innovation, in addition to his client work with Heineken, Dice, EVE Online, and others. Prior to Publicis Modem, Kagan was a senior managing consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services in the strategy & change practice for media and entertainment companies like Disney, Cox Communications and the New York Times Company. Kagan also founded and grew EZCD.com, an Internet music company with a half million licensed songs, through three rounds of venture capital and significant sales growth. He currently owns and operates a music and event production company in New York City and Los Angeles, Underbelly, which has produced hundreds of live music events, including working with the CMJ Music Marathon, Sony/RED Distribution on the Best Buy Live series, and many others. He has recently contributed to the book The Online Advertising Playbook from the Advertising Research Foundation. Jeremy holds a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.
David Capece - David Capece provides strategic leadership with a focus in digital media & entertainment. He serves as a strategic advisor to media & entertainment companies. His recent projects have included digital growth strategy initiatives with Comcast, Lifetime, and NBC, as well as several startups. In these assignments, David has provided strategic leadership in market planning, brand positioning, online marketing, and business development. David has been focused on digital media opportunities beginning with the development of the Baltimore Orioles first web site in 1997, continuing in his Internet venture capital experience at Katalyst, and more recently as a member of the ESPN.com management team. As a Senior Director at ESPN.com, David was a key leader in building and executing long range plans. He oversaw marketing projects for new media products, led growth strategy, and served as the head of online marketing. David has 12 years of business experience in investment banking, venture capital, and consulting where he has worked on over $800 million in private placement, IPO and M&A transactions. David graduated with an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Wharton Business School, and has a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Andy Arluk - Andy has over 14 years of experience in media and technology. He was most recently a founding partner in a publisher focused technology and graphics services outsourcing company, serving leading national media companies to realize cost savings through technology and cost effective labor and processes. Andy previously was a member of the Corporate Executive Team at BMG Music Publishing where he successfully led post Sony-BMG merger activities, managed operational cost reduction initiatives and was responsible for pricing and deal term structures for acquisitions worldwide. Prior to that, Andy was at Microsoft, where he managed a variety of initiatives in the PowerPoint, Windows and Digital Media Divisions. He was responsible for working with external media companies on the adoption of new Microsoft technology, including launching the initial movie Internet download offerings with the Hollywood studios. Andy holds an MS and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Beneficial Hodson Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ram Rajagopal - Ram has over 12 years of experience in helping companies develop innovative, technology-driven products and services. Most recently, Ram was an executive in Accenture’s Strategy Practice where he focused on the Communications, Media and High Tech industries, with specialties in Wireless and Consumer Technology Services. As a consultant, he helped Fortune 100 clients develop tangible business opportunities of strategic significance. His specialties include strategic planning, partnerships, service development and marketing strategy. Some of his projects have included: developing next generation wireless business models for non-traditional players; working with a media and electronics conglomerate to evaluate and optimize their advertising and marketing investments; and developing a retail strategy to help consumers manage all of their interconnected devices and services, to name a few. Prior to that Ram worked with investment banks and investment managers to streamline their operations through technology innovation. Ram holds a BA in Economics from University of Rochester and an MBA in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Albert Choi - Albert has over a decade of business development, product development and marketing experience for major publishers and media companies around the globe. Among these include serving as the Business Development Director for Nielsen Business Media's online business unit, leading high impact partnerships to deliver revenue and traffic for the websites of over 40 trade publications and trade shows including Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, Photo District News and Kitchen-Bath Industry Show and serving as the Business Development Executive for Economist.com, the web site of The Economist magazine. Albert has significant experience in developing social media strategies, creating video businesses and building initiatives to develop ancillary revenue in the online and mobile environment. He has contributed to multiple successful redesign of content websites, including several Webby Award nominees. Outside of publishing, Albert has applied his expertise for global media companies and worldwide organizations including News Corporation (STAR Television, FOX Filmed Entertainment), MGM, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council. Albert earned his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Calvin Chen - Calvin Chen is an accomplished media technology manager/director and management consultant with over 12 years of experience in technology planning, design and delivery of systems through all phases of the information technology project life cycle, and managing ongoing vendor and external partner relationships. He has project management and business analysis experience with new media product and solution design and development, third-party software selection and implementation, change management, technology strategy, and business process design with a focus on publishing. Calvin was mostly recently responsible for managing the entire digital asset archive of Condé Nast Publications, which included article and image content for over 30 publications, over 1 million archive images, over 1500 issues, and more than 100,000 articles. This involved managing the launch and upgrade of a corporate-wide digital asset management system. At Conde Nast, he also recently launched e-commerce ventures within Conde Nast, including several online gift stores and an online ticketing venture for consumer events for Conde Nast brands, such as The New Yorker Festival. He has led and managed $1-$2M engagement teams for launches of major digital asset management systems and title management systems for several publishers. Calvin began his work as a management consultant for over 10 years, focusing on publishing/media. He has a background in digital asset management, e-commerce, OLAP tools / business intelligence, information architecture/user experience, and data warehousing and has worked with Hachette Book Group USA, Rodale Publishing, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Chanel, MetLife, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and various government agencies. Calvin graduated with Honors with dual bachelor degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business. He currently serves as the National President of the University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network.
Scott Hall - Scott is an expert in online marketing and implementation across emerging social media platforms, his 20 years of experience in companies like CompuServe (AOL), Macmillan Digital Publishing (Pearson) and Loudeye Corporation (Nokia) brings a breadth and depth of leadership experience from digital media firms. Scott’s heritage in the online arena from sales management, marketing, venture capital and founding technology companies offers a unique perspective and ability in this area. His expert status in these areas recently led to his book, The Blog Ahead, an overview and analysis of the growing social media space and its impact on business and the media. Scott also writes the popular Social Media Capitalist blog.
Juliette Adams - Juliette Adams is a strategy and product development consultant to publishers. She has been working in Education Technology and Digital Publishing for the last 10 years. Prior to that, she helped grow a number of Web agencies in San Francisco and New York. During her career and ongoing work at Scholastic, Juliette has been instrumental in bringing Scholastic Education's technology-based products to enterprise standards. She led R&D for Scholastic's Integrated Learning Management System (SAM), digital curriculum initiatives, technology-based intervention programs in phonics and math and online professional development solutions. As a consultant, she works with her clients by combining her keen eye on business objectives and her deep understanding of K-12 instructional and technology trends to identify strategic opportunities and define realistic tactics.