Meet Our Team

Our Leadership


Steven E. Schulz President & CEO


Steve brings over 30 years of broad electronics industry experience to Modulus Media Systems, LLC. As a musician and videophile, Modulus combines his passion for media, love of technology, and deep executive management experience with his vision to solve today's fragmented multimedia experience.

Prior to founding Modulus, Steve served over 12 years as President and CEO of the global electronics consortium Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (Si2). Under Steve's leadership, Si2 grew in size and revenue by over 400% and increased retained equity over 10x, while growing services seven-fold. At Si2, he led and managed the development and use of electronics standards and software technologies in over 30 countries, hosting conferences and delivering keynote speeches around the world. Steve co-founded several industry magazines and wrote nearly one thousand articles in those and other leading publications. His broad vision, name recognition, and business acumen resulted in numerous interviews and analyst conference calls by Merrill-Lynch and other financial / research firms. His network of executive business contacts is extensive, spanning technology market categories.

Steve brings unusual technical breadth to Modulus, spanning hardware and software, electronic systems to semiconductors, databases, communications, and design through manufacturing. He was a Senior Member Technical Staff during his 19 years at Texas Instruments, and led multiple new technology initiatives for TI worldwide. Steve first leveraged his MBA from U. Texas within TI's WW marketing organization, then left to become VP Corporate Marketing for BOPS, Inc., a 'Hot 100” high-technology startup in Mountain View, CA).

During his years with TI, Steve was Chair of the Design Sciences Technical Advisory Board for Semiconductor Research Corporation (NC), Co-Chair for Accellera's Board of Directors (CA), and President of VHDL International (CA). Steve has served on the Boards of various emerging technology startups, and is active in his community as a church council leader.

Steve received his BSEE from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He and his wife, Carmen, have been married 28 years and have two daughters in college. Steve is a jazz trombone musician and regularly performs around the Austin area.


Donn Adams Vice President of Sales

Donn Adams

With over 30 years of successful sales and management experience in the financial services industry, Donn is perfectly suited to his position of Vice President of Sales for Modulus Media Systems. In various management positions with The Copeland Companies, Adams led teams of retirement annuity sales representatives in Dallas, Chicago and St. Louis. He wrote and managed yearly sales plans and won a “Rookie of the Year” award in his first year with the company. A U.S. Navy veteran and dedicated professional, Adams also held a sales position with Hilton Grand Vacations in Hawaii. Adams boasts a “50-year love affair with stereo systems” that has developed a strong working knowledge of home electronics.

Adams is married with three children and four grandchildren and a treasured collection of vintage vinyl record albums.


Reid Slaughter Chief Marketing Officer

Reid Slaughter

Reid Slaughter has worked in all facets of content creation for more than 30 years. In 1981, he founded the weekly newspaper, Park Cities People, which became one of the most honored community publications in America. In 1988, he went on the road with the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and authored the book, Flying High, about the NBA’s smallest player, Anthony “Spud” Webb. After six years of producing and directing syndicated television, he purchased Santa Fe-based Cowboys & Indians Magazine and built it into “The Premier Magazine of the West” and one of America’s Top 300 newsstand titles. He is the founding publisher of several other national magazines and websites, and has been featured on NBC News, The New York Times, “Entertainment Tonight” and Texas Monthly. In 2009 he co-founded You+Media, where he wrote, directed, and/or served as Creative Director for the production of more than 700 videos. Today he is CEO of Bandana Films, a Dallas-based company that produces short films, documentaries, and commercial videos. He also serves as CMO for Modulus Media Systems, guiding all marketing for the Modulus M1, the first ever all-in-one DVR for the streaming age.

Reid is married to his wife Donna, and together they have two kids: Story, who is an actress in Los Angeles, and Yale, who works with Reid at Bandana Films in Dallas.


Carmen L. Adams-Schulz Chief Operations Officer


Carmen brings 20 years of executive and sales experience to Modulus Media Systems. Prior to Modulus, Carmen was Vice President of Client Relationship Management of Fidelity Investments Institutional Retirement Services in Irving, Texas. In addition to Client Services, she directed Institutional Operations and managed Brokerage Services. Prior to Fidelity, Carmen achieved her CFP and sold financial services for The Copeland Company and Merrill Lynch. She holds a Masters degree in Finance from University of Texas at Dallas and a Marketing degree from Murray State University.

Carmen devotes much of her time in support of her two college-aged daughters and volunteers at her church and similar organizations. Currently, she is Chair of the Butterfly Preschool Board in Austin.


Our Development Team


Kevin Nesmith Chief Technology Officer

Kevin brings more than 27 years of programming experience to his role as CTO of Modulus Media Systems. As an executive, Kevin has worked with numerous startups in many different industries, including home automation/entertainment, semiconductor, and finance, to name a few. Concurrently, Kevin serves as CEO and co-founder of EDDR Software, on the IEEE’s Design Automation Standards Committee, and advisor to several companies and startups. Before Modulus, Kevin worked for over 11 years wearing numerous hats at Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2). While there, Kevin served as Lead Engineer, Chief Architect, Chair of the Silicon Photonics Technical Advisory Board, the IEEE’s Central Texas Section’s Chair on the Council on Electronic Design Automation, the Vice-Chair of the Photonics Society, and was on the European Seventh Framework Programme’s PLAT4M collaborative project for Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing. Before Si2, he was CEO of the financial software company, Daring Technologies and before that, CTO at Protrader Securities both in Austin, Texas. Between the two companies, he managed large and small teams of developers to create the newest technology in stock market trading software. Kevin has spoken at many events across his long career teaching and advocating for best practices on a host of technologies. Kevin is active in the triathlon and marathon community in which he has completed two full-length Ironmans, dozen-plus marathons, and countless other endurance events. Kevin received his BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife, Kimberly, have been married 27 years and have a daughter and grandson. Kevin is a black diamond skier and is regularly on the mountains in Washington, Utah, and Colorado during the winter.

Jason Mongaras Vice President of Development

Jason Mongaras attended the University of Texas at Austin for Mathematics. He worked in the financial industry for many years developing software for order processing of assets in the stock and other markets. He also developed algorithmic black box systems with other analysts and traders. He moved to the semiconductor industry in 2014 and began working with tools and software for EDA and semiconductor companies. He now works at Engineering Design, Development, & Research Software on multiple projects in different industries.