Marty’s unique combination of experience in professional service firms, coupled with hands-on executive management positions, form the knowledge base from which he is able to provide sound advice to companies on business matters.
With a strong sense of the direction in which the industry segments are heading and the challenges and rewards that lie ahead, he is a respected authority who is effective in advising companies of what they need to do to be competitive in the rapidly changing entertainment and entertainment technology marketplace.
Since early 1996, Shindler has provided management and business expertise to a wide range of companies, from previs and development through to production and post production and onto sophisticated next generation distribution technologies.
After an engagement in the entertainment division of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) to analyze the business practices of Lucasfilm/Industrial Light & Magic, resulting in a broad report of recommendations to improve the business practices of the company without compromising its creative and technical expertise, Marty was recruited by ILM to become Director of Finance, to implement these recommendations.
Marty was later recruited by Kodak’s Cinesite to be VP Sales & Marketing for this start-up digital studio. It was during this time, as digital technologies were coming onstream, and many artists and other entrepreneurs who lacked business skills were establishing their own companies, that Marty recognized a market opportunity and established iShindler to meet that need.
Educational and professional credentials
Marty holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bentley College, now known as Bentley University.
He is a Certified Public Accountant – certified in California, currently non-practicing.
Having served as an advisor to a variety of types of businesses we have been involved in a wide range of speaking engagements on a host of topical and future thinking subjects.