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 (www.CapKnowledge.com
), 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.