Brian Sathianathan
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Brian Sathianathan

Brian Sathianathan is co-founder and chief digital officer at 

Companies such as Ulta Beauty, Pampered Chef, Driven Brands and Circle K leverage the "intelligent low-code" capabilities invented and patented by Sathianathan and his team. 

He started his career at Apple, where for six years he led iPhone and Intel Mac initiatives within the very private New Product Introductions (a.k.a. Secret Products) Group. His two core groups designed the security and activation platform for the first iPhone, for which he holds patents. Sathianathan left Apple to be founder/president of Avot Media, a software platform used by firms such as Warner Bros to transcode video for mobile. Avot was acquired by Smith Micro, where Sathianathan became head of the video business and was responsible for strategy, vision and integration.

After Avot and Smith, Sathianathan joined the seed stage investment team at Turner Media, where he sought out startups in the social, consumer and advertising spaces. Over two years, he participated in 13 investments and one acquisition (BleacherReport). Two of his startups were acquired (one by Apple) during that period.