Our People

Our team consists of passionate, accomplished and entrepreneurial executives who have joined us from leading consulting, technology, marketing, and financial organizations. This union has resulted in one of the strongest cross-functional advisory teams in the industry. Working with our organization, our clients draw on our expertise in developing strategies, and implementing operating-level tactics. We view our clients as partners - focusing on the on-going value and long-term viability of our solutions. Our track record of achieving breakthrough results is our proof.

Leadership Team

Steve Salzinger - President

Steve Salzinger

President

Steve Salzinger is broadly recognized as an influential strategic consultant through his firm, Salzinger & Company. Steve started the firm to help companies pursue opportunities offered by emerging multi-channel internet technologies. A key advisor to leading media and technology companies on strategic issues, Steve founded the firm with the mission of helping companies leverage their assets in the new media marketplace to maximize shareholder value.

An experienced entrepreneur, Steve has founded several new ventures. In 2010, Steve became the Chairman of TownWizard, a S-a-a-S mobile company that has a global footprint over 150+ local guides in 8 countries. He is also a senior advisor at Three Quarter, a new generation music management company.

In 2001, Steve co-founded Cauldron Solutions and was CEO until its merger into Anystream/Grab Networks in February 2007. Based in Virginia, today Anystream/Grab is a leading developer of video management software for multi-platform distribution across the internet, television and mobile media. Anystream/Grab’s global customers included BT, NBC Universal, QVC, and 700 other leading media companies.

Prior to co-founding Cauldron, he was president and CEO of Salzinger & Company, a pioneering strategy consulting firm that focused on helping large corporations develop strategies to transform their companies and customer experiences using technology and internet enabled consumer marketing. Among his clients were America Online, Publisher’s Clearing House, Hearst, Bertelsmann, Disney and the Cisneros Group of Companies. At Salzinger & Company, he led the company’s thought leadership on building new, profitable businesses for next generation technologies. Successes included the development of business plans and strategies for many large internet businesses, which continue to thrive to this day. Salzinger & Company was sold to AppNet/CommerceOne in 1999.

Steve holds an MBA from Harvard University, where following graduation he worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School for the first graduate-level e-commerce course in the United States. He worked for Professors Jeffrey Rayport and John Sviokla, to develop material for “Managing Marketspace Businesses,” as a second-year MBA elective focused on technology-based services. Steve authored, co-authored or supported the research for seven cases published by Harvard Business School Publishing and used in classrooms across the globe.

Steve has also co-authored several patents, including the End to End Digital Media Entitlement System and System and Method of Creating and Managing Digital Content Offers.

Bhavan Shah - Director of Salzinger & Company

Bhavan Shah

Director

Mr. Shah brings over 18 years of hi-tech industry experience for technology strategy, development and management. His background includes expertise in computer networking and infrastructure, distributed and cloud computing, digital video and multimedia systems, secure e-commerce, online transaction processing, messaging and web services, operating systems, and real time embedded systems.

Bhavan was CTO at Cauldron Solutions and Anystream/Grab Networks. At Anystream/Grab Networks Bhavan was responsible for technology strategy and roadmap, architecture, product development, intellectual property development, team leadership and management, and outsourcing. At Cauldron Solutions and Anystream Bhavan led architecture and development of Entitlement Platform, Business Workflow Management, and Video transcoding and automated workflow for on-demand provision and production of data, video, and voice services. Bhavan worked with engineering and operations teams at top cable MSOs guiding them through integration, testing, and field trials.

Bhavan has worked on open standard technologies/protocols working with standards committees such as CableLabs, SCTE, SMPTE, ATSC, and MPEG-2. He worked with technology partners in the computer networking industry to create standard based end to end architecture for the cable and telecom industry providing broadband and video services.

Prior to Anystream/Cauldron Solutions, Bhavan was CTO at Wavexpress where he created technologies for end-to-end secure video publishing, distribution, and consumption. At Toshiba America Consumer Products, Bhavan worked as Chief Software Architect, leading work on interactive digital video solutions, home networking, and data broadcasting. He worked at Intel Corporation on real time embedded systems, hi-speed real-time data transport, and TCP/IP and OSI network stack. He also worked on GPS and satellite remote sensing at Indian Space Research Organization.

Bhavan holds M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Arizona.