Product Development & Program Management

DEZ consultinginternationally experienced with a proven commercial track record in digital business development and product management within the Media & Entertainment sectors in the US and Europe. Instinctively entrepreneurial having executed a number of successful D2C and B2B propositions via emerging platforms & markets.  An effective thought leader, adding value in large, matrix organisations or leaner, innovative start-ups.

The Walt Disney Company
The Los Angeles Times
BBC Worldwide
Paramount Studios
San Francisco Jazz
America Online

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group 
LRNG by Collective Shift
Disney ABC Television Group
The MacArthur Foundation
Yahoo Music


  Spreadshirt AG ForeverCar

Business Development / Product Management with 20+ years industry experience.  Deep, international expertise in large-scale digital content delivery, content acquisition/licensing and distribution in both B2B and direct-to-consumer spaces.  

DEZ consulting combines varied business development experience with formal program/project management expertise: Developing concept; establishing strategic relationships; identifying market opportunities; spearheading development program through to launch; achieving successful user engagement through innovative marketing activation.
  • At BBC Worldwide, launched initial effort to expand licensing/distribution of BBC content via direct-to-consumer digital delivery channels including early strategy development for the BBC iPlayer
  • For Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, refreshed suite of web sites and launched dedicated channels on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for global entertainment properties (Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, etc.); including B2B I.P. Licensing and merchandising, including Game consoles.
  • Transitioned RealNetworks into delivery of premium video-over-IP content platform via direct-to-consumer subscription in US and European markets.  Negotiated BD partnerships with UEFA for custom soccer VOD channel in EMEA.
  • Early career with Yahoo Music and AOL focused on managing design and roll-out of web-based, consumer-facing music services and geo-specific web portals, delivering tailored, localised online content: both representing early examples of personalisation and social-media-type discovery,
  • Recent career comprises of consulting engagements with Spreadshirt AG (Berlin, DE), The LA Times, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, ABC Television, TheorySF, LRNG and the MacArthur Foundation.
Defining the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

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