Jacob Carlson is a Manager for Manatt Digital Media, an integrated business consulting, legal services, and venture firm. MDM is a one-stop shop for empowering venture capital, strategic business consulting and partnerships, aggressive and smart negotiating, and unchallenged direct access to A-list artists and global brands. Jacob’s passion lies in all things digital, especially disruptive technology, emerging digital distribution platforms, and the future of content creation and consumption.
Before joining MDM, Jacob was a media and entertainment consulting manager for Cognizant Business Consulting, focusing on major studio and broadcasting clients. He provided strategic expertise on projects across the industry such as OTT strategy, data analytics, tailored customer segmentation, predictive modeling, and Agile software development.
Prior to his career in media and entertainment consulting, Jacob received his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business, where he focused in entrepreneurship and obtained a Business of Entertainment Certificate from the renowned School of Cinematic Arts. He attended Boston College as an undergraduate before becoming a producer in CG animation, working on multiple international feature film, TV, and commercial products.