Meet the team
Paulette Pantoja, CEO
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.
Russ Moffat, Vice President / General Manager
Russ is responsible for helping to develop Blu’s unique approach to digital distribution, growing customer base, and providing strategic direction and leadership to internal teams to ensure execution of Blu’s overall business strategy. For over 18 years, Russ has been focused on helping develop efficient solutions to deliver high quality interactive content.
Michael Thexton, Head of Advanced Technology
Michael has been primarily focused on providing automated content services in support of new OTT SVOD platform launches for Shomi (Rogers Communications) and Lightbox (Telecom Digital Ventures). He was instrumental in the successful launch of the world’s first 3D Blu-ray Disc and was the recipient of Technicolor’s President’s Award in recognition of his achievements and contribution to Technicolor’s Blu-ray Disc efforts.
Pradeep Reddy, Director of Product Development
Pradeep Reddy is a seasoned developer and technology with experience as Development Manager for Technicolor and Senior Software Engineer at Pfizer Health Solutions and Protocare Sciences. He has spent the majority of his career developing innovative software solutions and managing teams of highly skilled developers. He is responsible for developing and managing the team developing BluCloud™.
Eric B. Stein, Head of Licensing and Distribution
Eric is a media and technology executive with extensive experience, including all areas of digital content (music, film, games and television), programming, acquisitions, and licensing. Licensing with variety of business models including VOD, PPV, Electronic Sell Thru), IVOD (Internet VOD), MOD (Manufacture On Demand), SVOD (subscription VOD), OTT and Ad supported (AVOD) models.
Pat Mawhinney, CFO
Pat has 26 years of executive management, financial management and operational experience as a CEO and CFO for businesses ranging from privately held start-ups to public companies on NASDAQ. He has worked with companies from conception through private placements, IPO and secondary offerings. Pat has worked in and with a variety of industries including high tech, retail, e-commerce, food industry, distribution, and manufacturing.