About Activate

As a firm, we know what success looks like because we’ve helped our clients achieve it. We help our clients deliver results in the key areas that will impact their top and bottom lines.

Founded

2010

Members

70+

Impact

Global

Technology. Internet. Media. eCommerce.

These are the industries we’ve shaped, but the future is where we live. Together, we can help you grow faster than the market and smarter than the competition. We help technology and media companies drive revenue growth, identify new strategic opportunities, and position their businesses for the future.

Our depth of industry experience and expertise is unparalleled

We have worked hand-in-hand with senior executives and helped shape their companies, which in many cases has reshaped their industries. Our clients are leaders and innovators in eCommerce, hardware and devices, television and digital video, sports, video games, advertising, information, news, digital marketplaces, and music. Activate’s team members have a unique combination of operating track records, blue chip consulting experience, and industry expertise, with proven success in areas where success is anything but guaranteed.

We’re plugged into everyone who matters in technology, internet, media and entertainment

Advertisers, producers, technologists, creators, and rights holders – we don’t just know the industry, we know the people. Solving our clients’ most difficult problems requires an understanding of how these industries really work, and people are a large part of that. Capturing the voices of industry participants and decision-makers is critical to identifying revenue opportunities and defining growth strategies. Our clients benefit from our relationships across the ecosystem, including advertisers, device manufacturers, journalists, producers, rights-holders and video game publishers. We believe in the power of relationships and real-life networks with entrepreneurs and tech innovators. Our track record has earned us the trust of the industry.

Our proprietary industry research and insight set us apart

Activate is known for its deep industry knowledge and analysis. We publish our annual Activate Technology and Media Outlook each fall to provide our view of the future. Our forecasts and industry analysis of the economic and consumer trends show where the major sectors are headed and where there are going to be opportunities

These industries’ challenges are different, and they require a different kind of consulting firm

Nobody who works in these industries needs to be convinced about how difficult they are. Never before has there been such an abundance of opportunity facing huge headwinds. In the same way that technology and media companies need to be reinvented, we’ve reinvented the management consulting firm for this new era: agile, pragmatic, experienced, innovative and passionate. That’s why clients choose Activate over working with legacy consulting firms. Our team knows the industry inside and out, and we can deliver results to the top and bottom lines – on a fast track. Our work is exceptionally rigorous and unconstrained by conventional wisdom. We’re passionate about helping our clients grow and deliver financial outcomes.

Our work begins with the most important person in the tech and media ecosystem: the user

Never before have consumers had so much control and never have their expectations been higher. We bring a deep understanding of how consumers use technology and media today and how their tastes and interests will change in the future. Activate’s work is informed by continuous consumer research, based on an understanding of how consumers spend their time, their money and how they will make decisions.

How we help

Experienced Senior Team

Our senior team is composed of experienced tech consultants who have worked in the industry for many years. They have a deep understanding of the latest technologies and can provide valuable insights to help your business succeed. With their expertise, you can trust that your project will be completed on time and within budget.

Anthony Aguila,

Partner

Cigdem Binal,

Associate Partner

Karinya Ghiara,

Senior Associate

Griffin Glenn,

Principal

Jonathan Homidan,

Senior Associate

George Levy,

Senior Associate

Rachel Lunsford,

Senior Associate

Brigid Lynch,

Senior Associate

Mark Manley,

Principal

Marlee Melendy,

Principal

Shruti Pal,

Senior Associate

Donovan Rose,

Partner

Cansu Seckin,

Senior Associate

Lily Silva,

Principal

Samuel Studnia,

Partner

Seref Turkmenoglu,

Managing Partner

Michael J. Wolf,

CEO and Co-Founder