Steve Poehlein, PwC

January 15, 2016 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Steve Poehlein - PwCSteve Poehlein
Director, Media & Entertainment
PwC


Steve is Director for PwC Advisory Services in Los Angeles. In this role he leads customer engagements and helps drives strategy and solutions for agile content creation, management and distribution for the media & entertainment industries.

After serving as MIS Director and CADD Coordinator in the design industry, Steve served as a software engineer at Metrolight Studios, where he worked on a wide range of TV, commercial and interactive CD-ROM projects.

He was President, CEO of Class6 Entertainment, producing animation for commercials and CD-ROM games. He was instrumental in the inception of planetLingo, Inc. as its Director of Production and was a key developer of their first Internet product for the Asian market.

Steve then moved to Walt Disney Feature Animation as Manager of Digital Animation Software. He managed development, supporting production in character modeling, animation and rendering for several of Disney’s animated films. He then moved to the role of Director of Mastering and Restoration for Walt Disney Pictures and Television where Steve managed a team responsible for the creation of digital cinema, video masters and dubbing material for all Disney released and distributed films. As head of restoration, Steve was instrumental in the development of a program for Disney’s classic animated films.

Steve transitioned to Deluxe as an account executive then to technology consulting, leading an industry team at HP in the successful delivery of key clients Disney, DreamWorks & NASCAR.

He has been actively involved in the many facets of the entertainment industry for over 16 years. His involvement in these companies has ranged from management and financial oversight, strategic direction to hands-on technical and creative development. Steve is a rare executive that can “see the big picture” yet understand low-level technical details of an issue. He is adept at cultivating and maintaining relationships and always strives for “win-win” results.

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