December 2, 2021
Industry veteran and former UHD Alliance president Mike Fidler has joined bluesalve partners as a senior consultant.
Fidler has served in senior executive roles with Sony and Pioneer, and as CEO at Digeo, and has been instrumental in launching and leading entertainment industry technologies and organizations, including DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and most recently the UHD Alliance. He also served as entrepreneur in residence at Connect, a San Diego start-up advisory.
He brings a unique combination of expertise in hardware, product development, and content platforms and as well as relationships with the Consumer Electronics ecosystem such as service providers, retailers, studios, and streaming services driving new innovations in the market, according to bluesalve.
He adds additional expertise to bluesalve partners’ decades of C-suite level executive experience spanning multiple disciplines, including product development manufacturing, sales, channel development, engineering, system integration, wireless technologies, standards development, corporate finance, valuation and M&A, according to bluesalve.
“In this fast-paced and complex business environment it’s essential to have a knowledgeable team to maximize the opportunities,” Fidler said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with the bsp team as their diverse skills and collaborative ethos creates a great environment to drive success for their clients.”
“We are thrilled to have Mike on board. He is a well-respected consumer technology industry powerhouse and his reputation for bringing people and organizations together to solve big challenges and for keeping the consumer at the center is second to none,” founding partner Lew Brown said in a statement. “Plus, Mike is that rare breed that can accomplish big things and while keeping his down-to-earth demeanor, which makes him a perfect fit here at bsp.”