Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thought leader, consultant and entrepreneur in the Digital Media industry, with a tremendous twenty-year track-record.
Over the years, Shahid has worked with C-level executives at leading clients such as: Barnes & Noble, Sony Entertainment, Conde Nast, Motorola, Scholastic, Disney, Hearst, IAC, Showtime, Golf Channel, PBS Kids Sprout, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Comcast. He has advised clients on Business and Operational Strategy, Digital Strategy, Merger Integration and Business Development, as well as on the launch of major digital, mobile and cross-platform businesses, including Linear TV, Digital Video, Digital Music, Digital Education, eBook, eMagazines, eCommerce and Mobile plays.
Shahid is the Managing Partner for MAG (Meridian Advisory Group, LLC), a premier boutique management consulting firm that focuses on the entire Content Ecosystem, from Media firms to Device firms to Cable MSOs and Telcos. At MAG, Shahid leads strategy, vision and sales, while managing major client relationships and strategy engagements. As a sought-after consultant and industry advisor, Shahid works w/ senior management at leading Media, Entertainment, and Cable companies, including Scholastic, Conde Nast, Cablevision, Motorola, A&E, Barnes & Noble and Disney. In addition, Shahid leverages his expertise in the industry, as well as his relationships across the industry ecosystem players to incubate and invest in new ventures. Under Shahid’s leadership, MAG was selected by Consulting Magazine as one of its “Seven Small Jewels” for 2014, an annual award given to small, high-growth consulting and advisory firms.
Shahid is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of MediaMorph, the leading global provider of Cloud-based Software and Big-Data provider for content creators, programmers and distributors, with offerings including cross-platform media tracking, audience measurement, analytics, licensing and royalties management services. At Mediamorph, Shahid leads the company’s vision, strategy and fund-raising, while managing major client relationships. Mediamorph’s clients include Comcast, Dish, Cablevision, Mediacom, NBCU, HBO, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Starz, Warner Bros, AMC, BBC Worldwide, Epix, Vevo and many others. Mediamorph’s investors include: Google, Liberty Global and Smedvig Capital.
Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurship forays, Shahid played senior executive roles at leading consulting and technology firms. He has served as Senior Partner at IBB Consulting, a leading consulting firm serving Cable, Mobile and Media companies; Managing Director and Head of Entertainment and Information Services industry practices at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint and Partner at IBM Global Services in Communication Industry.
Shahid holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and is a Fellow at U. Penn’s Wharton School of Business. Shahid was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” in 2014 by the Asian American Business Development Center in the US. He is also a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). As an expert in Media, Shahid frequently appears on TV interviews with CNBC and Bloomberg TV; is often quoted in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the New York Times, etc.; and is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences, including CES, Media Summit, Rutberg, Monaco Media Forum, Abu Dhabi Media Summit, etc. Shahid is an active investor and advisor to Silicon Valley start-ups in the Digital and Technology arena. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Kaybus, Guavus, FanKave and Secret Builders. He also serves on the Boards of two non-profit organizations, OPEN and Developments in Literacy.