Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Westin New York at Times Square

Dan Punt

  • Dan Punt

    Dan Punt Senior Managing Director
    FTI Consulting

    Dan Punt is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Punt is part of the Telecom, Media and Technology practice. He specializes in advising companies in the media, entertainment, technology and online sectors. Mr. Punt has extensive experience in strategy and business plan development, project management, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, private capital financing, due diligence and valuation.  
    Mr. Punt joined FTI Consulting from HighView Media Group (“HVM”), a boutique consulting firm focused on providing strategic, business development and M&A advisory to the media and entertainment industry.
    While at HVM, Mr. Punt oversaw numerous client projects and relationships, including those of North American, European, and Asian telecommunications companies, broadcast networks, digital platforms and production companies.  In particular, his client work focused on digital transformation, including strategy creation, content licensing and project management for the launch of digital studios and multi-channel networks, digital radio services, over-the-top pay TV and video on demand (“VOD”) services and mobile VOD services.
    Prior to HighView Media, Mr. Punt helped divest Ascent Media’s digital services and content distribution businesses as Vice President of Corporate Development, contributing to more than a 25 percent increase in Ascent’s enterprise value. While at Ascent, Mr. Punt also helped launch the Global Media Exchange, an online business services portal and B2B marketplace. 
    Before that, Mr. Punt ran the business development division of ABC Family (Disney Cable Networks), building out the channel’s digital distribution, licensing, international sales and home entertainment business lines. Mr. Punt began his career advising senior management as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he focused on technology, media, and private equity clients. He also previously managed an IT team onboard USS Peleliu as an officer in the US Navy.
    Mr. Punt frequently speaks on industry panels at events such as National Association of Television Program Executives, Digital Hollywood and AdAge. He is an active investor in and advisor to early stage companies in the digital video, ad tech, mobile app and business services sectors.  He also founded Sunbelt Equity, a real estate private equity fund and development company.
    Mr. Punt holds a B.A. in Applied Math Economics from Harvard University and a MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in French and German.
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