David E. Brenner is the founder and CEO of ScaleLab Network, a YouTube multi-channel network based in Santa Monica, California. Prior to forming ScaleLab, Mr. Brenner was CEO of Principal Media, a TV/Internet production and distribution company, based in London and Beverly Hills. Under Mr. Brenner’s stewardship, Principal Media created over 150 hours of TV and online programming for Sky Channel, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Fox Reality and others.
Additionally, Mr. Brenner founded Principal Media’s international distribution division, which encompasses 3,000+ hours of Award-winning TV programming. Prior to joining Principal Media in 2006, Mr. Brenner was a Business & Legal Affairs executive at Lionsgate Entertainment, as well as Director of Worldwide Distribution at Alliance Atlantis. In 2002, Mr. Brenner took a year off to write and direct the feature film “Rent Control”, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Carmen Electra, which premiered on ABC Family. Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Brenner was educated at Colgate University, where he dual-majored in Asian Culture and Philosophy. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Maximilien Desmarais, Co-Founder of ScaleLab Network, brings a wealth of digital advertising, development and social media experience to the company. Prior to forming ScaleLab, Mr. Desmarais was Vice President of New Media at Principal Media, a global TV/online entertainment company based in London and Beverly Hills. At Principal Media, Mr. Desmarais oversaw the development of the company’s slate of digital programming, as well as devising and implementing their social media strategy.
Prior to joining Principal Media, Mr. Desmarais spearheaded the global social media strategy of Guess, Inc., and expanded the fashion powerhouse’s social footprint from two to seventy eight countries. He was also an executive at Publicis Group, where he created digital marketing campaigns for brands such as Home Depot, Labatt Brewing Company and KIA. Fluent in French and Italian, Mr. Desmarais received a B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa, and a Masters Degree in Marketing at UCLA. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.