Moderator: Mary Ann Halford

For over 25 years, Halford has been actively building businesses in the media and entertainment industry in the U.S. and internationally, as both an operator and a consultant. As a partner at Altman Solon, Halford helps global media and entertainment companies develop and implement new business models, optimize business performance, and architect new content and distribution strategies. In addition, she has extensive experience working with private equity firms investing in the industry.
She was a senior advisor to OC&C Strategy Consultants and independently advised global media clients, while expanding the executive in Residence program for Progress Partners. Prior to that, Halford was a key leader in building and developing FTI Consulting’s media and entertainment practice in both the U.S. and EMEA, working largely with broadcasters and content production and distribution companies. She also launched FTI’s media and entertainment practice in EMEA.
Halford served as senior VP/general manager for ITN Networks, launching the firm’s digital media business. She also held several top executive roles at Fox Entertainment Group, including establishing the platform for the Fox International Channels Group.
Halford earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.