Murat Aktar — Co-Founder
Murat Aktar brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the challenge of creating a consumer market for magazine archives. Murat’s ability to understand the complex business issues, create product ideas, and manage large scale technical projects has enabled Bondi to complete major licensing deals with The New Yorker, Playboy Enterprises and Wenner Media’s Rolling Stone Magazine.
In 2004 Bondi Digital was selected by The New Yorker to develop the software platform on which to release their landmark 80th anniversary box set. Murat ran the development team and worked closely with the staff at The New Yorker in designing the interface and creating the workflow that transformed 4,125 issues into a single searchable DVD collection.
In 2007, Murat oversaw the scanning and text conversion and software development for the Playboy and Rolling Stone archive products. In 1998 Murat co-founded Metropolis DVD. The company quickly developed a reputation for innovative programming while helping major media companies implement their DVD strategies in the early days of the format. Metropolis won numerous awards for interface design and produced ground-breaking music DVDs, including The Rolling Stones’ “Four Flicks,” The Beastie Boys’ “Anthology,” and Janet Jackson’s “All for You”.
David Anthony — Co-Founder
A lifelong entrepreneur, Anthony has built sucessful businesses bridging emerging technologies with media arts to create entirely new consumer experiences for over 15 years. Under David’s leadership the Bondi Cover to Cover digital publishing platform has become the market leader in the field of digital magazine archives delivered over the Internet.
In 2004, Anthony co-founded Bondi Digital Publishing, pioneering the emerging platform of digital publishing through the development of the landmark project, Complete New Yorker, the first consumer friendly and easily searchable digital archive of its kind.
Prior to Bondi, acting as President, Anthony co-founded Metropolis DVD in 1998. The company quickly developed a reputation for innovative interactive design by helping major media companies—including Viacom, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Warner Music, and Disney to develop and implement their DVD and digital video strategies.
In addition to his role at Bondi, Anthony acts as Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Giant Interactive, which continues to develop rich media experiences for major media companies in digital video distribution and interactive television.
Grammy nominated in 2003, Anthony holds a bachelor degree in Media Arts, the first awarded by Bennington College.
Roger Baker — Vice President, Business Development
With a background in film/TV development and production, interactive services and digital media, Roger joined Bondi Digital Publishing’s business development team in 2012, transitioning from a similar role with our sister company, Giant Interactive. During his tenure, Bondi has tripled the number of partnering publications, bringing such key publishing names as Bonnier Corp and Quadra Media into the Bondi family. Roger serves as the chief evangelist Bondi’s pioneering online magazine archives, while seeking out new business opportunities in the ever-evolving digital publishing landscape.
Roger holds a BS from Claremont McKenna College and an MA from the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.