Business of Entertainment

Shahid Khan

Managing Partner

Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thought leader, executive and a parallel entrepreneur in Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sectors, with a 25+ year track-record across the US, Europe and the Middle East. Shahid has earned a strong industry reputation for launching and scaling two Award Winning companies, one of which successful exited. As a seasoned management consultant, Shahid is sought-after by CxOs and Boards of leading TMT companies, as well as sector-focused Private Equity firms. He is well-regarded as an innovative thinker with strategic mindset, technology underpinnings and execution focus. In addition, he is adept at leading large sales and delivery organizations.

Shahid is the Founder and Managing Partner for MAG, a boutique management consulting firm, trademarked “The UnConsultants” for its hands-on execution-oriented approach. He manages key relationships and engagements for leading TMT companies, where he has works on strategic initiatives focusing on: Corporate Growth Strategy, Product/Portfolio and Cost Rationalization, Digital Transformation, Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as the launch of new products, services and capabilities. MAG was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Jewels”, an award given to high-growth consulting firms.

Shahid was also the Founder and served as Chairman of Mediamorph, a Cloud Platform and Data/Analytics company that disrupted and transformed how players in the digital content ecosystem buy and sell content efficiently and intelligently. Shahid conceptualized and launched the company, successfully leading three rounds of funding totaling $55+M from strategic Investors such as Liberty Global, Google (formerly, Motorola), Advance Newhouse, Lee Equity and Smedvig Capital. Mediamorph became THE leading global platform for digital content deals, serving the top Hollywood Studios, Broadcasters, Pay TV Operators and many of the leading Streaming Platforms. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award and was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list. The company successfully exited via sale to Whip Media in Q4 2019. Shahid worked with banker and the board to help negotiate and close the sale.

Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Shahid served as Senior Partner, Head of Media Industry at IBB Consulting (now Accenture); Managing Director and Head of Entertainment industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner at IBM Global Services in Communication Industry.

Shahid holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is on the Board of Directors of NATPE, a global association dedicated to shaping the future of the content industry and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a global network of chief executives. He was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” and has won other media industry recognitions. He is a frequent speaker at leading conferences, including Monaco and Abu Dhabi Media Summits, Variety, NATPE and frequently appears on TV interviews with CNBC and Bloomberg TV.