- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 310 552 3774
- B.A., History, State University of New York, Buffalo
- J.D., Emory University School of Law
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Performance Improvement
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Mr. Philip Schuman is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Schuman is part of the Telecom, Media, Technology practice, and co-leads the Media & Entertainment group. He specializes in advising companies in the communications, media, entertainment, technology and business services sectors. Mr. Schuman has expertise in new business entry strategy and implementation, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions advisory, business plan development and due diligence.
Mr. Schuman has worked with media and entertainment businesses, including transmission platforms of various types, such as over-the-top content programming services and multi-channel networks, broadcast operators, television production companies and technology providers to these sectors. Some of the companies that Mr. Schuman has worked with include The Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Viacom, AT&T, DirecTV, Verizon, inDemand, BSkyB, Sky Italia, Canal+, Kabel Deutschland, British Telecom, Virgin Media, Deutsche Telekom, Studio 71 and ProSieben/Sat1.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Philip Schuman co-founded HighView Media Group (“HVM”) in 2002. HVM owns and operates five television channels and six radio stations that predominantly serve consumers in German speaking Europe. HighView Media also operated HighView Media Consulting, a global media advisory and management firm that specialized in serving companies in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
Prior to forming HVM, Mr. Schuman served in several capacities at Universal Studios, culminating in him serving as Co-President of Television Distribution. In that role, Mr. Schuman oversaw Universal Studios Television Distribution’s worldwide licensing activities.
Prior to Universal Studios, Mr. Schuman worked for General Electric as Senior Transaction Counsel for its plastics division. He began his career at Shearman & Sterling, where he served as an associate for seven years.
Mr. Schuman holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law, with the distinction of Order of the Coif. He is a member of the American Bar Association.