Guest Speaker David Dunn joined SMIF on February 20th, 2018. Mr. Dunn graduated from Bucknell in 1991. He is currently a Managing Partner at Shot Tower Capital, an investment banking firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to media, entertainment, and consumer companies. Prior to founding Shot Tower Capital, Mr. Dunn held senior positions at Signal Capital Group and Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Dunn was an attorney at Hogan Lovells and an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Dunn shared his sentiments on the music industry and threats from streaming websites such as Spotify. Overall, he is optimistic about the growth of music publishing and new distribution channels. Mr. Dunn went on to explain the complicated process behind projecting cash flows and creating valuations. Mr. Dunn ended the talk by sharing examples of client work, such as debt restructuring. The SMIF class enjoyed hearing about Mr. Dunn’s career, and we thank him for taking the time to speak with us.