See Why Working with Blu is So Easy
Our team of experienced industry pros always knew there had to be a better way. We know this because we were built from the ground up, with in-house software and services that are designed to propel the next generation of digital media distribution and entertainment
A Belief in Better
For over 15 years, Blu has been in the business of better: better service, better technology, and better results. Driven by our team of media services experts, we’re constantly on the forefront of what’s next in the industry.
With a holistic approach to understanding and tracking emerging trends, Blu is ready to meet the needs of tomorrow. We’re here to make work better for humans and humans better at work. It’s time for you to experience better.
50+ years of collective experience in digital media to deliver best-in-class services and products for the future of entertainment.
Industry-leading suite of enterprise applications that streamline and automate media and entertainment distribution.
The History of Blu
Take a peek at how it all started, and where we’re headed.
Blu Digital Group was formed as a service company providing qualitative services on film/tv content, products, and technologies.
Blu’s cloud-based QC management system is patented.
Blu began providing digital services for the digital media distribution supply chain leveraging its cloud-based automation software.
Blu started licensing its software to give clients control and visibility of their content and distribution orders.
Blu closes its Series A funding round with two key investments.
2021 and Beyond
Blu continues to accelerate software development growth, adding additional services, and raising its prominence within the entertainment, content, and media industries.
Propelling the next generation of entertainment
Academy Award Wins
Emmy Award Wins
With a collective 50+ years of hands-on experience in digital media supply chain management and optimization, we’re a team that is well-versed in every aspect of production. We’re experts in our field and fiercely passionate about delivering what’s next, because we know the industry is constantly evolving.
Our team understands that technology alone doesn’t guarantee success. That’s why we take a different approach: we believe in offering the right technology for the right workflow for the right people. Blu values each client engagement as a true partnership and we always put our best foot forward, giving you bright professionals that are a delight to work with.
Chief Executive Officer
Paulette Pantoja is Founder and CEO of Blu, a full service provider of logistics, distribution, licensing and quality assurance solutions for content creators, hardware and software developers. Since the company’s founding in 2007 Paulette has helped Blu play an increasingly influential role within the home entertainment (Digital, Film/TV, Media) industry.
Chief Operating Officer
Tony Rizkallah has a long demonstrated history working in the media production industry. He is skilled in streamlining processes and overseeing business operations for media production companies. Tony has a background in information technology with a Master’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from University of Central Florida.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 30 years of finance experience working in the media and entertainment industry, Irwin is a CPA with an extensive record of leadership in world-class public and privately held companies – including Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Technicolor, Deluxe and most recently Vubiquity. He has a full portfolio of skillsets, including strategy development, M&A/integration efforts, operational improvements, financial controls implementation and business analytics.
Chief Product Officer
Rausch is responsible for managing Blu’s expanding suite of video distribution, qualification and operational solutions for the entertainment industry. He was part of the launch team at Pluto TV as their founding Director of Content (2013-17). Most recently, George was the Head of Product Marketing for Frequency as a leader on the product team behind the development of Frequency Studio, a suite of cloud services for content management and distribution, focusing on linear scheduling and playout in the cloud.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chris is the Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for Blu Digital’s revenue strategy, sales and marketing. Saito has decades of experience in sales and marketing roles across the media and entertainment industry, including Guidespark, Technicolor, MGM, Paramount, Universal and DreamWorks.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike is the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the technology strategy of the business. Mike has held senior technology roles in a number of media and entertainment businesses, including Deluxe, Sony New Media Solutions and Fox.
Chief Digital Media Officer
With 22 years of experience in the Hollywood Home Ent. industry, Rohit has helped produce thousands of movies on Home Entertainment platforms such as DVD, Blu-ray and digital media including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon and VOD, etc. Rohit is a seasoned digital media services executive overseeing production and operations teams at Deluxe, Filaments and more.
EVP, Process Engineering
Ed is the EVP, Process Engineering, responsible for managing the development teams and planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing the activities of the Engineering Department. Prior to joining Blu Digital, he was Vice President of Media Engineering Services at Iyuno-SDI Group. In addition, he consulted Disney on the launch of Disney +, helping with the launch of the service. Ed has held senior sales and business development roles at Sony DADC, Deluxe and Technicolor.
SVP, Information Technology
Technology engineering leader and individual contributor with a background in building and scaling teams, technology infrastructure, program and operations management. Former Technical Operations Head at Riot Games, Head of Technology for Intervision, and servicing companies such as Warner Bros and Yahoo!
SVP, Content Globalization
Silviu is the VP of Content Globalization, responsible for leading the growing division that supplies dubbing, subtitling, localization, audio description, access services, closed captioning and compliance services. Silviu has extensive experience producing high-quality localization output through his management of Voxx Studios where he established it as a provider of localization services around the world.
VP, Business Development
Focused on business growth at Blu. Formerly of Deluxe, Vuulr, Sony, THX and more, Maurice has an enormous background and expertise in Media & Entertainment and has extensive international experience bridging the gap by partnering with production, distribution, and engineering stakeholders.
General Partner at New Enterprise Associates
Dick is a board member of Blu Digital Group. Dick Kramlich is co-founder of New Enterprise Associates and Green Bay Ventures, and CEO of Kramlich Investment Group. He began his 30+ year venture career as a general partner at Arthur Rock & Co. in 1969. Dick was the first outside equity investor in Apple, and, in his role as a director at New Enterprise Associates, led eleven startup companies to valuations exceeding $1 billion each.
Managing Partner at Gelman Brothers Family Investment Office
Alex is a board member of Blu Digital Group. He is a managing partner at Gelman Brothers Family Investment Office, providing hands-on operationally focused investment. From 2015-2020, Alex was the CEO of mTab, the premier business intelligence tool for market research. Alex founded mTab LLC in 2015 which subsequently acquired Productive Access Inc in 2015, GAMMA in 2017, and Slideworx in 2018. Under Alex’s leadership, mTab grew from a 17-person company in California to a 140-person company with offices in California, Detroit, the UK, Poland, Japan, and China. mTab was sold to Milestone Partners in 2018.
Kenneth S. Rose, Esq.
Partner, Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP
Kenneth Rose is a board member of Blu Digital Group. He is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Department at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP. His practice focuses on complex corporate and securities transactions. Throughout his career Mr. Rose has represented companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start-up initiatives to New York Stock Exchange listed companies, both domestic and international, often as outside general counsel advising on all aspects of business, legal and corporate governance matters.