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Laura Martin, CFA
CEO, Capital Knowledge LLC
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Laura Martin graduated from Stanford in 1980, Harvard Business School in 1983, and she holds a CFA designation. In 1983, Martin joined Drexel Burnham Lambert in investment banking, with a media company focus. In 1991, she moved to the “buy side” at Capital Research & Management as a media analyst, with money management responsibilities for a $500 million media-equity portfolio. Beginning in 1994, she worked on the “sell side” at Credit Suisse First Boston as the senior media analyst publishing research on the largest U.S. entertainment and cable companies. She was nationally ranked by Institutional Investor magazine each year between 1999 and 2001.  In 2002, Martin moved to Paris to become EVP of Financial Strategy and Investor Relations for Vivendi Universal. In 2004, she founded Media Metrics, LLC, publishing equity research on the largest entertainment, cable and Internet stocks in the U.S., where she was nationally ranked as “Best of the Independent Research Boutiques” by Institutional Investor for many years. In 2004, she also joined Capital Knowledge LLC ( as President. In 2009, Martin moved to Needham & Company, LLC, where she continues to publish research on large U.S. entertainment, cable, internet and media companies.



Daniel A. Medina
COO: Capital Knowledge LLC
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Dan Medina graduated from Harvard College in 1979 and Harvard Business School in 1983. Medina worked in investment banking at Salomon Brothers, Inc., from 1983 to 1986 and at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., from 1986 to 1990. He worked for the Bank of Tokyo at its U.S. subsidiary, Union Bank of California, until 1996 and at then at Avco Financial Services until 1999, In 2000, he founded Capital Knowledge, LLC (, a financial consulting firm providing expert witness testimony, capital markets advice, and valuation services to senior management teams. In 2009, Medina moved to Needham & Company, LLC, where he publishes research on large U.S. entertainment, cable, internet and media companies.





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