The companies that consistently produce the greatest returns are those that actively manage their distribution agreements.
Symphony MediaAI is the leading provider of audit and financial management services and of AI-powered technology solutions that help accelerate revenue growth for the global media industry.
Symphony MediaAI experts deliver financial and audit insights to more than 90 percent of the U.S. media industry and develop proven software solutions for revenue integrity and strategic revenue management across all distribution channels.
Over the past 30 years, Symphony MediaAI has created thousands of relationships, reviewed tens of thousands of contracts, and played a role in billions of transactions. In the process, we’ve built a reputation as rigorously unbiased veterans. Today, we draw from that experience to guide your most sensitive business processes, and we provide deep operational understanding of your needs.
Revolutionizing the Media Industry with AI
Today, we are applying that knowledge to build the industry’s most advanced software solutions that support driving revenue growth. Symphony MediaAI software is robust—we test it every day in our outstanding services—and provides insights that help monetize content, extend your reach, target audiences, and track changing viewing habits.
Symphony MediaAI is a SymphonyAI Group portfolio company. SymphonyAI Group is the fastest-growing private group of B2B AI companies, backed by a $1 billion commitment to deliver next-generation AI solutions for transforming the enterprise. Since its founding in 2017, SymphonyAI Group has grown rapidly to a group of six companies with a combined revenue run rate approaching $300 million. Over 1,700 talented leaders, data scientists, and other professionals operate the group under the leadership of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful serial entrepreneurs, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani.
Be the indispensable trusted partner for our clients by delivering extraordinary value
Be the most innovative technology company in the media sector
Attract and retain the best talent
Build high-performance teams that deliver high-performance results
At Symphony MediaAI, we exhibit and demonstrate the four pillars of the Symphony MediaAI Code of Ethics:
- Integrity is indispensable to our mission as our reputation as a firm and as individuals is defined by trust through transparency and work of high value. We succeed because we uphold professional standards, adhering to applicable laws and regulations, and fulfill ethical obligations while delivering dependable innovative work.
- We adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values.
- We are committed to provide a safe, productive workplace free of discrimination of all types from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior.
- We are honest and straightforward in our working relationships with each other, with current and prospective clients, and in all business dealings.
- We carry out our responsibilities with due diligence while exercising utmost care in judgment and decision-making.
- We consistently show respect for others, regardless of position or title, through our actions and words.
- Symphony MediaAI demonstrates the highest level of professional objectivity in gathering, evaluating, and communicating information.
- As an objective third party, Symphony MediaAI eliminates actual or perceived bias and conflict of interest by reporting all information that is known regardless of the outcome.
- We utilize over 30 years of industry expertise, we deliver value-added services that makes Symphony MediaAI a market leader on emerging trends, regulations, and best practices in the media sector.
- We are media professionals who provide financial services within the boundaries of our competence, based on education, training, experience and within the scope of our responsibilities.
- We employ tireless dedication to accuracy. All findings and reports will be delivered in a timely manner and exceeding all industry reporting stands. An objective third party, Symphony MediaAI eliminates actual or perceived bias and conflict of interest by reporting all information that is known regardless of the outcome.
Symphony MediaAI Corporate Brochure
Symphony MediaAI is revolutionizing the media industry with AI.
Symphony MediaAI audit services provide contract compliance and robust revenue verification and assurance for the media industry.
Revenue Management Services
Symphony MediaAI revenue management services manage the day-to-day finance function of your license fee revenue, to reduce A/R cycle times, detect reporting issues faster, and decrease personnel costs.
Over-the-Top Audit Program
In an effort to keep up with the evolving pay TV ecosystem, Symphony MediaAI is pleased to offer an additional and separate over-the-top (OTT) audit program as an option to all programmers and broadcasters.
Software as a service (SaaS) solution to meet the precise needs of affiliate finance and signal management teams.
Market Carriage Review
Symphony MediaAI’s broadcast carriage review service determines which multichannel video programming distributors and other distributors are in specifically designated market areas.
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Leadership and Experience
For more than 30 years, Symphony MediaAI has served the media industry globally as the leader in audit, contract compliance, and revenue management services. The company is rapidly emerging as a leading provider of AI-powered solutions that help accelerate revenue growth for media companies.
US media companies depend on Symphony MediaAI products and services
Broadcast TV, Hollywood studios, music labels, and video game developers use Symphony MediaAI products and services annually
License fee and royalty payments reviewed annually
million cable, direct-to-home, and OTT subscribers reviewed annually
The Symphony MediaAI leadership team
Mark is a growth and transformational oriented executive with an extensive knowledge of general technology and the media space. Carrying 20 years of industry experience in the media industry; centering around technology, revenue management, and optimization. Mark joins SymphonyMediaAI from 10 years at WideOrbit Inc, the preeminent ad decisioning and ERP provider for TV/Radio/Cable industries, where he served as chief operating officer. In this capacity, Mark oversaw business operations for WideOrbit’s various product verticals, all externally facing initiatives, special projects, and strategies. Prior to WideOrbit, Mark spent seven years at Google. Serving as technical operations manager, Mark managed operations for Google’s Broadcast division, specializing in the real-time insertion of advertising on live Radio Broadcast streams. Before pivoting to a technology specialization, Mark spent several years in the media industry proper. Holding positions of Operations Manager, Director of Programming and on-air talent to Radio and Television organizations throughout the Midwest.
Bruce Lazarus joined Symphony MediaAI as its Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and was named the company’s CEO in 2001. Bruce has more than 20 years of financial management and accounting experience in the media industry, including consulting for the accounting and finance departments of Fox News Channel, launching and serving as Director of Finance for the CNBC television network and serving as CFO of Request Television. He had previously served as Corporate Controller for Reiss Media and its Request TV operation and held accounting management posts at NBC Sports and RCA. Before entering the media industry in 1982, Bruce was a senior analyst with Lever Brothers. He earned an MBA Degree in Corporate Finance from the City University of New York’s Baruch College and a bachelor’s of science degree in resources management from the State University of New York. He is an active member of the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association and serves on its Cable Committee. Bruce also served as a pioneering member of CAB’s (Cable Advertising Bureau) Electronic Data Initiative (EDI).
Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Andrew has more than 15 years of senior sales experience, focused on scaling SaaS-based B2B businesses. He joined Symphony MediaAI in March of 2020 and is responsible for the execution of the company’s global sales strategy. Prior to Symphony MediaAI, Andrew served as senior director of sales at Limelight Networks [NASDAQ: LLNW], where he led new business strategy and field operations for Limelight’s Americas group. Andrew earned his bachelors degree in business administration from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President, Audit Operations
John joined Symphony MediaAI in 1998 as a staff auditor. John oversees all audit operations including Basic, Premium and International. John has played a leadership role in establishing Cable Audit as the premier auditing firm serving the cable, satellite and Telco industries. In his executive role, John has been instrumental in developing proprietary methodologies for the audit program including staff development, software enhancements and project management. Prior to joining Symphony MediaAI, John worked at Merrill Lynch as an Investment Consultant. John has Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Colorado State and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Senior Vice President, Revenue Management
Karin joined Symphony MediaAI as the Vice President of Revenue Management Services in October of 2015, with nearly 15 years experience in finance, operations and accounting. Karin came to Symphony MediaAI from MPEG LA, LLC, the world’s leading licensing administrator for high technology patent pools, where she was responsible for managing the financial and operational activities associated with collecting and distributing royalties related to consumer electronics products. Prior to working in the consumer electronics and media space, Karin held management positions at MDC Holdings, Inc., Dynami Solutions, LLC, ALLURData, Inc., and Baum Arensmeier & Talent, Inc. She earned both her Bachelors and MBA from the University of Colorado. Karin is responsible for leading the Revenue Management Services business unit; handling all aspects of revenue transactions from contract compliance, invoicing, collections and month-end close to ad hoc reporting and the continued development of Symphony MediaAI’s Vmetric subscriber management solution, on behalf of Symphony MediaAI’s RMS client base.
Senior Vice President Audit & Client Relations Services
Amy joined Symphony MediaAI in 2002 and has held the positions of Audit Manager and Director prior to her current position as Vice President, Audit Services. Amy has managed both the audit operations and client relations for many of Symphony MediaAI’s domestic, premium and international clientele. In her current capacity as Vice President, Audit Services, Amy plays a leadership role in overseeing the Audit Operations Department, as well as the Contract Compliance and Client Relations teams, serving as the principal liaison between Symphony MediaAI and many of its valuable clients. Amy also oversees the recruiting, staff development and training for all staff within the Audit Operations Department at Symphony MediaAI. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Vice President of Product
Joe Mancini is a proven media industry technology leader with a longstanding history of product creation and delivery to media clients at all stages of the video workflow. With 20 years of experience in the media industry, Joe focuses on a customer-first vision of the future of video and broadcast delivery. Joe joins Symphony MediaAI after seven years as Comcast Technology Solutions’ senior director of product. In that role, he ran product and business operations for the linear portfolio business, creating and deploying solutions for IP based video delivery and linear content rights management, and enabling tier-one programmers and operators to transition to OTT video delivery. Before joining Comcast, Joe led the delivery of THIS TECHNOLOGY Inc.’s dynamic ad insertion platform to leading MVPD’s and spent nearly nine years at Motorola as product owner and lead architect focused on video on demand and cloud DVR technologies
Vice President, Audit Operations
Matthew joined Symphony MediaAI in 2012 and has held the positions Sr. Audit Manager and Director prior to his current position as Vice President, Audit Operations. Matthew has managed audit operations for many of Symphony MediaAI’s domestic and premium clientele. In his current role, Matthew has focused on staff development and project management to further mobilize Symphony MediaAI’s staff and allow growth into new business segments. Prior to joining Symphony MediaAI, Matthew held positions with both Adelphia Communications and Time Warner Cable, where as part of his key responsibilities, he was responsible for coordinating and resolving the annual programming audits. Additionally, he supported the programming accounting teams to ensure contract compliance, reduced programming liabilities and played a key role in the launch and sustainability of Time Warner Cable’s automated programming remittance application. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA from Alfred University of Alfred, NY.
Vice President, Audit Operations
Greg joined Symphony MediaAI in 1996 and has held several audit positions prior to his current position as Vice President, Audit Operations. Over the last decade Greg has primarily directed, developed and managed Symphony MediaAI’s audit program relationships with the Multichannel Video Programming Distributors that are the subject of Symphony MediaAI’s programming audits. Additionally, he works with other senior staff to develop new audit business proposals and oversees the teams that are involved in the broadcast/retransmission consent audit projects. Prior to joining Symphony MediaAI, Greg held positions in the banking and financial services industries in Florida and Colorado. These companies included First Union/Wachovia National Bank and an Arthur Andersen managed joint venture with the Resolution Trust Corporation. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, including a Major in Finance and a Minor in Computer Science.
Vice President, Digital Client Services
Alex joined Symphony MediaAI in 2011 and has held positions of Account Manager and Director prior to her current position as Vice President, Digital Client Services. Alex has managed the client relations for a variety of Symphony MediaAI’s domestic, premium and international clientele. In her current capacity as Vice President, Digital Client Services, Alex focuses on client relations, contract compliance and business development for Symphony MediaAI’s clients who engage in digital distribution audits, including but not limited to movie studios, game publishers and music groups. Prior to joining Symphony MediaAI, Alex worked as a Program Director at Colorado State University. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from Long Island University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Vice President, Audit Operations
Chris joined Symphony MediaAI in 2008 and has held positions of Audit Manager and Director prior to his current position as Vice President, Audit Operations. For several years Chris managed audit operations for many of Symphony MediaAI’s domestic linear programming and premium services clientele. In his current role as Vice President, Chris manages audit operations on behalf of Symphony MediaAI’s international clientele, as well as focusing on the development and management of Symphony MediaAI’s digital distribution audit program, which includes movie studios, gaming publishers and music groups. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Economics and Management of Information Systems from the University of Northern Iowa.
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Dan joined Symphony MediaAI in 2019 as the Vice President, Sales and Business Development with over 20 years of content distribution experience. He has significant Field Sales and National Accounts experience with Gemstar-TV Guide, Scripps Networks, A+E Networks and Al Jazeera America. Dan has successfully negotiated distribution agreements with top MVPDs, the NCTC and regional operators across the United States. He impacted the rollout of IPG and DVR technology and oversaw the launch of cable TV networks on linear, VOD, SVOD and streaming platforms. Dan also has advertising sales experience with Spectrum Reach where he designed campaigns utilizing TV, Internet and OTT Platforms. Dan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance and Economics from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Doug Jost joined Symphony MediaAI in July of 2019. Doug has over 25 years of content distribution experience across the media landscape. At Showtime Networks he led one of five operating Regions and managed key MVPD relationships, including Charter and NCTC. Following Showtime, Doug co-founded independent network MAVTV where he oversaw affiliate sales and marketing, negotiating agreements with 7 of the top 10 distributors. Most recently, he managed sales and business development across the Central Region at Net Insight, a leading video transport and resource optimization technology company. He has served in several industry trade organization leadership positions, including President of CTAM Texas. In his role at Symphony MediaAI, Doug will be responsible for sales and business development, working to launch new products and services within the company’s core customer base as well as broadening its reach into new markets and industry verticals. Doug holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Texas (Austin) and a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Iowa State University.
Vice President, People & Culture
Dan joined Symphony MediaAI in September of 2019 as the Vice President, People & Culture with more than 20 years of leadership development and HR experience. Dan leads all Human Resources functions, to include; Talent Acquisition, Training/ Development, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Management, and Employee Relations. Prior to joining Symphony MediaAI, Dan has held multiple leadership positions in the U.S. Army, Colorado Department of Transportation, Starz Entertainment, and Asurion. Dan holds an MBA from the University of Denver, as well as certifications in Human Capital Strategy, Project Management, Process Improvement, Change Management, and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
VP of Finance
Rob is a seasoned finance and strategy professional with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, ranging from startup companies to organizations with over $14B in revenue. His experience includes global leadership roles encompassing corporate financial planning, corporate and business strategy, strategic planning, global operations, and business development. Before joining Symphony Media, Rob held numerous leadership positions in finance and strategy at Seagate Technology, a global data and storage device company with $14B in revenue. Other experience includes leading a consulting firm where he championed international projects in the areas of software, internet, medical technology, and renewable energy. Also, Rob led an enterprise technology solutions provider specializing in enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-commerce, and customer relationship management. Robert holds an M.S. Finance and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. from Boston University.