Dan Medina received his AB from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Medina began his career in New York as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, Inc. He then moved to the investment banking department of Bear, Stearns & Co. In 1992, Medina began working in the business development and corporate advisory groups within the Bank of Tokyo at its U.S. subsidiary, Union Bank of California. In 1996, he moved to Avco Financial Services to become head of acquisitions and divestitures for North and South America. In 2000, Medina founded Capital Knowledge, a financial consulting firm providing expert testimony, capital markets advice, and valuation services to senior management teams. In 2009, Medina moved to Needham & Company, where he publishes research on the largest Internet and Entertainment companies.