About Us

Who We Are

Mavsotech provides trusted solutions and services that help customers drive success in the digital entertainment marketplace.

Years of Domain Expertise:

We offer specialized expertise with years of hands-on experience with industry systems/infrastructure that drive trusted partnerships and efficient projects.

Holistic View of Your Business:

Our focus is not just about cost efficiency; we partner with you to maximize the ROI of your project.

Accelerated Innovation and Delivery:

Well-managed resources with specialized expertise will expedite development cycles and help you seize market opportunities faster.

Scalability and Flexibility:

Flexible and customized project partner that scales with your goals, budget, and timeline to quickly allocate or reallocate resources based on needs.

Risk Reduction:

We have established processes and quality control measures that reduce and mitigate the traditional risks associated with complex worldwide development projects.

Custom Development:

The use of a well-defined proven process coupled with specific domain expertise drives a high-quality development experience.

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Our Team

Mavsotech can assist your organization with the design, development, integration, field trial and support of the current and next generation of entertainment systems.

Eric Rutter

Founder and CEO

Eric Rutter launched Worldwide Solutions & Services (now Mavsotech) in late 2022 to help companies augment solutions and services and rebalance resources as they continue to harden their value chains coming off the delivery challenges witnessed during Covid.  Eric saw an opportunity to augment resources and help companies deliver hardware development and support services in the Video and Broadband Service Providers, Automotive Audio System Providers, Ad Insertion Technologies and Entertainment Devices industries.  

He previously served as President of the Connected Home Americas at Technicolor where he managed the Regional P/L of over $1.5B and grew the territory by close to 50% during his leadership.  He was also an active member of Technicolor’s Management Committee. He joined Technicolor in April 2016 as SVP Sales & Client Director for the Charter Communications account team with responsibility for customer premise equipment (CPE) sales, including Set-Top Boxes (STB), Gateways, Cable Modems, Routers, Cable Cards, Software Platforms, and Services and was their top salesperson during his first two years in the role.

Prior to joining Technicolor, he was VP of Sales at Rovi where he managed the worldwide commercial interactive program guide business, Hollywood Studio relationships for Copy Protection and was responsible for renewing the Tier One Intellectual Property Licensing agreements with North America's largest Video and Broadband Service Providers.

He graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Economics and also attended Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and kids.

Scott Yetter

Chief Revenue Officer

Scott Yetter is an executive experienced in helping emerging technology companies assess market opportunities, analyze solutions, and implement new marketing/sales, product management, business development and operational strategies to drive growth. He has experience in software, hardware, and services across diverse industries including media, supply chain, and sustainability.

His previous roles include CEO at BERT, President/CEO at Voxware, and President at Media DVX where he was responsible for managing finance, professional services, sales, operations, product management/development and customer support.  

Scott has received multiple awards for his outstanding leadership skills, including New Jersey Technology Council Software Company of the Year and holds 5 patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Jeff Berenson

Chief of Customer Solutions

Jeff Berenson is experienced in leading global organizations define, develop, and deploy next generation technologies in telecommunications, television, and broadband markets. He had led professional service, engineering, and product management organizations at ITVP Partners, Active Video, Rovi Corporation (a TiVo company), Vidiom Systems (an ADB company), and Open TV.  

Adept at the market introduction of new hardware and software technologies that embrace embedded, mobile, enterprise, and cloud-based solutions, Jeff has extensive experience integrating new hardware and software components to existing environments. He has experience leading teams to perform acquisition target due diligence, merger aggregation process and technology planning, and integration execution on technology providers and Tier 1 network operators.

Jeff is an accomplished industry evangelist and speaker at international and domestic conferences, academic institutions, webinars, and trade shows on industry and technology topics.

John Bell

VP Customer Success

John Bell is an experienced Customer Success and Technical Account Management professional with a strategic focus on helping global television and broadband providers drive revenue growth, customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention while improving operations. He has led account management teams at Rovi, TiVo, Agile TV, TV Gateway, and HBO.

John has extensive experience supporting hardware and software deployment and upgrades, development and management of problem-solving custom solutions, managing professional services, project management, and issue escalation and resolution.

With a track record of establishing and maintaining strong customer relationships that enhance revenue growth and improve ongoing operations, John utilizes a combination of technical knowledge, problem-solving ability and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to drive projects to successful, on-time conclusions and to ensure that objectives are exceeded.

John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jack Birnbaum

Head of Engineering

Jack Birnbaum is a seasoned technology and product leader who holds several patents. He was VP of Video Infrastructure and Security Engineering at Comcast where he led teams of hardware, software, systems and test engineers in the development of video products including set top boxes, Video on Demand solutions, interactive TV applications, as well as control and content security solutions.  

Jack created and led a customer experience focused initiative at Comcast tasking engineers to own and resolve customer impacting problems. From that experience he led the development of a data driven solution to monitor and proactively repair customer impacting problems, leading to improved customer satisfaction and reduced operating costs. Before Comcast, Jack led the development of advanced set-top software at Motorola and Video on Demand solutions at Concurrent.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from Temple University. He is also a graduate of the SCTE Tuck Executive Leadership program from Dartmouth. He is a Board of Trustees member at Valley Forge Educational Services and serves on the Advisory Board for The College of New Jersey Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Ted Hodgins

VP Program Success

Ted Hodgins is recognized for his expertise in business process improvements, customer experience, marketing, operations, and product management. His career spans over 35 years, innovating in the television and video industries, with notable roles including initiating and leading a root cause analysis team at Comcast nationwide, which significantly improved customer experiences, NPS scores, and operational efficiencies.

His approach integrates comprehensive analysis with strategic execution, focusing on enhancing customer interactions and operational practices. Hodgins has a track record of developing and implementing effective business solutions, balancing customer needs with operational capabilities.

Recently, Ted worked as a Strategy Consultant at SES, managing the 5G C-Band Filter Project, and volunteered as an Emergency Management Specialist in Philadelphia, demonstrating his commitment to community service and project leadership.

Joanna Skrdlant

Audio Practice Lead

Joanna Skrdlant brings 35 years of experience in licensing and partnership development across audio, consumer electronics, and semiconductors. She has led in embedded audio and voice technologies, managing partner ecosystems, and overseeing licensing and certification in various markets, including Consumer Electronics and Automotive. Her roles have spanned from Vice President and General Manager at Xperi Inc., where she managed DTS' Home Entertainment unit, to spearheading audio IP implementation and licensing at SRS Labs before its acquisition by DTS.

At Xperi Inc., Joanna managed complex audio solutions like DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, significantly contributing to the Home Entertainment business yearly revenue. Her expertise extends to implementing audio IP and licensing across multiple platforms, from TVs and game consoles to mobile phones and portable media players, demonstrating her ability to drive innovation and partnerships in the evolving audio technology landscape.

Sheryl Contente

Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer, Sheryl is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions. Her career spans more than 30 years of varied experience in financial management and business leadership. Prior to joining Mavsotech, Sheryl served as CFO for Renegade Communications, an advertising services company, where she was responsible for finance, HR, IT and operations. Before that, she was VP, Finance for Experi Corp, Tivo Corp and Rovi Corp where she was responsible for financial management of a variety of groups including Intellectual Property, total company revenue, and various product groups. She started her career in public accounting.

Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Patrick Forde

Business Development

Patrick Forde is a versatile executive experienced in Project Management & Technology Deployments with an established record of delivering successful results through planning, collaboration, risk mitigation and communication in large-scale, enterprise-wide projects in the pay TV, digital streaming, and advertising space.  

Adept at the leading matrix teams in the management and implementation of high priority corporate projects like organization-wide billing and traffic system migration, deployment of new video features and bandwidth optimization across 10M video customers, and whole subscriber base digital conversion projects.  

Patrick has successfully driven operational efficiency, revenue improvements, and customer satisfaction and retention at companies like Cumulus Media, Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable), Insight Communications, Motorola, and Arris.  

Tim Sandrik

Audio Product Solutions

Tim Sandrik has transitioned into consulting following a distinguished 25-year career in audio and acoustics, deeply rooted in hi-fi and professional audio, and extending into automotive and consumer sectors, where he collaborated with industry leaders like DCM, Klipsch, Harman, Knowles, Apple, and Dolby. His expertise lies in Audio System Architecture, Design, Evaluation, and Tuning. He specializes in creating integrated audio systems for environments that are typically highly constrained, such as AR/VR, PCs, TVs, and sound-bars. His approach to audio system development and optimization is driven by customer and market values, focusing on establishing relevant targets and constraints for performance, cost, and size.

Continuously expanding his network, Sandrik develops partnerships with other experts to execute a wide array of audio projects, research, or support, thus ensuring that his consultancy offers comprehensive solutions that meet the complex demands of modern audio systems and the highest standards of performance and quality. Notably, Sandrik recently started construction of a 3000 square foot audio lab, with large anechoic chamber that will support research and development of consumer, automotive, and professional audio systems.  

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