Poetic Partners



Since 1997 Mr. Chatinsky has been advising and investing in start up companies.

Mark started his first company, Audio Services Corp., in 1980 to provide professional audio equipment to the film and television industries. In 1984, he sold that firm and immediately founded a new one, ASC Video. ASC’s groundbreaking products are widely credited with revolutionizing television broadcasting and video post-production. The company’s unique hardware and software were combined to produce one of the industry’s first PC-based editing systems. In 1989, ASC started development of what was to become the first video server for broadcast television, the Virtual Recorder. The “VR” has since become the industry standard for television and news and is currently being used by companies like Time-Warner, CNN, ABC and CBS. In 1997, Mr. Chatinsky sold ASC Video to Leitch Technology which was subsequently acquired by Harris Corporation.


Richard specializes in advising companies how to more effectively manage their finance and operations. His specialty is working with clients to assist them in the development of their strategic plans and developing a road map to implement them.

Richard has over 25 years of experience working in finance, operations, and computers. Richard has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Richard manages a private non-profit charitable foundation and has served on the boards of multiple companies.

Richard was Co-founder and CEO of Pacific Crest Technologies. Other positions have included CFO and Vice-President of operations at Blue Ridge Entertainment, Manager of Planning at Fox Televisions, and financial/strategic planning positions at Lorimar Entertainment, CBS Television, and Pepsi-Cola.