Daniel Punt specializes in digital transformation in the Telecom, Media and Technology (“TMT”) industry practice. Mr. Punt has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and business plan development, performance improvement, merger and acquisition (“M&A”) advisory, commercial and operational due diligence, litigation support, private capital financing and project management.
Examples of recent client work include an M&A-driven growth strategy for a major U.S. television distribution company and a comprehensive benchmarking of streaming video technology across a major U.S. media company and. Mr. Punt also led the multi-territory launch strategy for a subscription video-on-demand service and commercial due diligences related to a global digital studio, a major U.S. talent agency and a major U.S. post-production provider.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Punt oversaw numerous client projects at HighView Media, a strategy advisory firm focused on media and entertainment companies, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2014. His client work included strategy formation for the launch of a top five U.S. digital pay TV service, project management for the launch of a digital studio and content acquisitions for a mobile video store.
Prior to HighView Media, Mr. Punt helped divest Ascent Media’s digital services and content distribution businesses as VP of Corporate Development. While at Ascent, Mr. Punt also helped launch the Global Media Exchange, an online business services portal and B2B marketplace.
Before that, Mr. Punt was responsible for business development at ABC Family, 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. Mr. Punt also previously managed an IT team onboard USS Peleliu as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Punt frequently speaks on industry panels at events such as NATPE, NAB, and Next TV. He is an 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.
Mr. Punt holds a B.A. in applied math economics from Harvard University and an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in English, French and German.