Allan Adler

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of Digital Bridge Partners, Allan Adler develops and executes digital business innovation, value network and ecosystem, and go-to-market strategies for leading industrial and technology companies including Adobe, Boeing, Cisco, Marketo, SAP, Tech Data, VMware, and a number of new and emerging entities. Allan’s work and thought leadership helps clients refine their innovation cultures and practices, build profitable business ecosystems, and develop winning go-to-market strategies.

Previously, Allan founded and ran (as CEO) MSI Consulting Group; a 100-person sales and marketing strategy firm focused on the high tech industry where he became a leading sales and marketing strategist and visionary. At MSI, Allan was a frequent keynote speaker, conference leader, and contributing columnist for a leading technology publication.

After MSI, Allan completed the sale of WorkingWild assets to TIO Networks and joined that public company’s Board of Directors. Allan self-funded WorkingWild to become the #4 market share leader in the WiFi public internet access market. In 5 quarters of operation, WorkingWild developed the industry’s first profitable WiFi/HotSpot business model and deployed its IP-based network into a 2,000-location chain owned by a public company.

Allan also worked as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and received his MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was honored as a Baker Scholar. Allan is also a CPA and serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Dylan Charles

Senior Partner

Dylan Charles has over 20 years of strategy and planning experience in a range of industries, including high technology, telecommunications, media, and consumer products, and he has worked extensively with clients in the development of market entry and go-to-market plans for Cloud offerings. His expertise includes market analysis and strategy development, partner and channel strategy, positioning strategy, market infrastructure planning including web, social media, and customer/partner management systems, and operations strategy.

Dylan has advised technology companies including Adobe, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and VMWare. He has developed market positioning and launch strategies for media industry clients from Creative Artist Agency and Broderbund to National Geographic and PBS. He has also worked with telecommunications equipment and services providers such as Verizon, GTE, Hughes DirecPC, SBC, US West (Qwest) and others.

Dylan’s previous roles include Managing Director of Crimson Consulting, Partner in Charge of the McKenna Group’s San Francisco office where he shared responsibility for international partner firm relationships, and Managing Director at KPMG, where he established and managed the Strategy and Implementation Planning Group within KPMG’s Metrius practice, recognized by Forrester Research as one of the premier strategy teams in the industry.

Dylan is board chair of Ecology Project International, an international non-profit dedicated to education and the environment and on the City Car Share Advisory Board. He is a contributing founder of Solmetric a successful solar startup and was founder and VP marketing for an early ASP service provider focused on the retail market.

Dylan has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.


Digital Bridge Partners consists of a team of experienced, top-tier consultants and analysts working globally to deliver projects in North America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Andy Lauta

Engagement Partner

Andy has extensive strategy development experience refined over a 15-year operational career within product management, product marketing, and business development executive roles at leading high technology companies, including Intel and Apple.

Over the last 20 years as a strategy consultant, Andy has delivered custom, practical, results-oriented business, product, and marketing strategies to both large and small companies looking to grow their business. A hallmark of Andy’s success is a long history of repeat business from world class technology companies such as Adobe Systems, Apple, SanDisk and Nokia.

Andy’s areas of expertise include enterprise, small business, K-12, and consumer solutions and channels, as well as cloud services, desktop software, GTM strategy, and technology platforms and developer engagement.

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