Full Name
Mary Ann Halford
Job Title
Partner
Company
Altman Solon
Speaker Bio
For over 25 years, Mary Ann Halford has been actively building businesses in the media and entertainment industry in the US and internationally. She has worked as an operator, advisor and a consultant.

In early 2021, Mary Ann joined Altman Solon as a media partner. She also continues to be an Executive-in-Residence (“EIR”) with the media tech investment banking firm Progress Partners, where she previously ran the EIR program. From December 2017 through December 2020, she was a Senior Advisor to OC&C Strategy Consultants. From 2017 through the beginning of 2021, she has also advised Eleven Sports, FIFA, 24i, RCN Television (Colombia) and Pearl TV. From 2012 through early 2017, Mary Ann was a key leader in building and developing FTI Consulting’s media and entertainment practice in both the US and EMEA, working largely with broadcasters and content production and distribution companies. She also launched FTI’s media and entertainment practice in EMEA.

As an operator, Mary Ann’s accomplishments include:
• Launching ITN Networks’ digital media business
• Implementing a consolidation of the leading midway operators for the state and county fair industry which currently operates as North American Midway Entertainment
• Establishing the Fox International Channels Group, from its initial platform of channels in Latin America to a global operation with channels in Europe, Latin America and Asia
• Managing business development for Solomon International Enterprises, an international entertainment company

Additionally, Mary Ann served on the Board of Directors for Triton Digital from 2007 through 2015. Mary Ann resides in NYC and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Georgetown University, where she was also a George F. Baker Scholar.
Mary Ann Halford