- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 310 552 3774
- 1840 Century Park East
- Suite 400
- Los Angeles, CA, 90067
- United States
- T: +1 310 552 3774
- B.A., Applied Math Economics, Harvard University
- M.Sc., International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Performance Improvement
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Daniel Punt is a Managing Director in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) industry practice and specializes in digital transformation, including strategy and business plan development, project management, performance improvement, mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory, merger integration, private capital financing, due diligence and valuation.
Examples of recent client work include M&A-driven growth strategy for a major U.S. television distribution company, multi-territory launch strategy for a subscription video-on-demand service and commercial and technical due diligence for a $1 billion private equity investment in fiber connectivity.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Punt oversaw numerous client projects and relationships at HighView Media, a boutique strategy advisory firm that specialized in strategic planning, business development and M&A support for media and entertainment companies. His client work included strategy formation for the launch of a major 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 ran the business development division of 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 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.
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.