Guy Finley is President of MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance), CDSA (Content Delivery & Security Association) and is the CEO of the Trusted Partner Network, a joint venture launched in 2018 between CDSA and MPA (Motion Picture Association), that helps companies prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of their customers’ content prior to the intended release through by creating a single, global directory of “trusted partner” vendors.
Guy started his career in the entertainment industry as a successful performer and producer, making music with industry giants such as Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, and Dave Grusin in the 1990s. His New York City based group was signed to Larry Rosen’s N2K Encoded Music, the first record company to distribute music via digital downloads.
In 2000 he joined the home entertainment industry as President of LFA, Inc., providing home video brand and business consulting services for a worldwide clientele. His firm represented JVC in North America, licensing the loading and duplication of VHS videocassettes bearing the VHS Logo Trademark. In 2005 he joined the Content Delivery and Security Association (then IRMA, International Recording Media Association) where he pioneered the CDSA Daily News Portal.
In 2008 Guy founded MESA as a coalition of service providers to the Hollywood studios, independent content holders, video game publishers, software publishers and music labels. Through MESA’s media, events, working groups and initiatives, MESA facilitates ongoing discussions about collaboration and innovation in the entertainment industry along four key verticals: supply chain, data, security and IT. MESA also manages the business affairs and calendars of CDSA, WiTH (Women in Technology: Hollywood) Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and EIDR (Entertainment ID Registry).
With over 150 member companies worldwide, MESA is a leading voice for technology innovation and transformation in the global media & entertainment industry.