Paul Schmutzler, a military brat, was born in Berlin, Germany but raised near Atlanta in Griffin, GA. In 2003, after earning his BS in Cinema and Video Production, Paul began pursuing a career in multimedia. His first job was as a project coordinator and account manager for Gilbert Creative, a company that provides in-house media services, primarily for the Coca-Cola Company and Coke partners like Chick-fil-a, Church’s Chicken, and Subway as well as major corporations like UPS.
In the spring of 2005, Paul accepted a job in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a media producer for a large government contractor. In this role, he had the opportunity to produce, shoot, edit, grip, light, and organize numerous film and video productions in situations ranging from hanging out of helicopters to dodging heavy equipment on demolition sites.
In 2006 he co-founded Braintrust Digital. As president of the new company, Paul heads up the areas of motion picture production, animation, and photography. He co-writes tech reviews and op-eds with Tim, and blogs about his side-work as a piano teacher at Piano Animato.
Tim Siglin is Chairman of Braintrust Digital. He also serves as co-founder of
Transitions, Inc., a technology and business development firm, specializing in assisting startups and expanding small businesses.
Siglin’s key focus is digital media entrepreneurship, and Transitions’ business strategy and marketing consulting clients include companies in Silicon Valley, Boston, London, Milan, Mumbai, New York and Switzerland. He has directly assisted in the launch of over 100 companies, including 14 companies where he has served temporary executive roles.
Braintrust Digital, his latest endeavor, co-founded with Paul Schmutzler, provides global marketing services, including photography, videography and tradeshow booth electronic kiosks for digital media and technology companies.
Mr. Siglin has an undergraduate degree in motion picture production and an MBA from Regent University, with an emphasis on international entrepreneurship. He has served as an adjunct professor of business and technology at two universities, and has been involved full-time with visual communications and digital media for over fifteen years.