Mitchell Berman is a 30-year entertainment and technology media veteran, who has participated in the launch of six start-up operations and a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO). These initiatives span key industries including social enterprise, mobile/PC games, streaming OTT video, e-commerce, education technology, video-on-demand, interactive television, cable and satellite entertainment television channels, as well as digital music, YouTube influencer channels, augmented & visual reality and subscription-based entertainment products and services.
Currently, Mitch serves as managing partner at Berman Strategic Advisors, focused on mentoring Southern California entrepreneurs and managing investments in early to mid-stage companies that encompass digital entertainment, social enterprise, mobile, games, mobile commerce, augmented & virtual reality via mobile devices, and education technology.
Mitch previously served in various senior management capacities with Home Box Office (HBO/Cinemax), E! Entertainment Television, Sky Network Television New Zealand, Galaxy Media/East Coast Pay TV (FOXTEL Australia), OpenTV, C-COR, Zillion TV Corporation and Zen Media Entertainment Group. Mitch is a frequent speaker at domestic and international industry conferences. He also serves as a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; an advisory board member and judge for the UCLA Social Enterprise Academy; an advisory board member of the UCLA Sociology Board of Visitors; a board member of the Silicon Beach Young Professionals; a strategic advisor to the Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development/Auckland Mayor’s Office; and the New Zealand Consul General in Los Angeles.
Mitch earned a Masters’ degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA.)