USC Cinematic Arts

Steve Cronan, CEO and Founder of 5th Kind, a Los Angeles-based company that provides digital asset management software to view, track and secure digital files and a platform to distribute and communicate.

5th Kind has managed the digital asset workflows on over 35 Hollywood blockbuster films including The Avengers, Men in Black 3, Man of Steel, Ender's Game, and notably, Marvel has standardized their entire studio on the platform.

Steve was awarded the 2012 DAMMY of the Year, by Createasphere, founders of the annual DAMMYs - the first awards specifically recognizing excellence in innovative digital and media asset management technology, methodologies and services.