Ken Martin is an economic and strategy consultant and has managed over 100 projects in the telecommunications and media industries over the last 10 years. Ken leads AV&Co.’s Regulatory Practice and is an expert in developing rigorous model-based valuations, business plans, economic DCF models, and detailed customer segment and product profitability / lifetime value studies. For clients in regulatory and litigation projects, Ken has developed and filed analysis with and presented to regulators, including the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, courts and arbitration boards, and international bodies. Recently, Ken led numerous projects assisting clients with applications for $650 million in Federal grants and loans to invest in broadband. He has conducted numerous strategic due diligence projects for private equity and venture capital firms and has assisted telecom clients and their investors with a range of strategic issues. He has consulted across the range of telecom companies, including RBOCs, ILECs, RLECs, CLECs, IXCs, wireless carriers, video providers, telecom infrastructure companies, managed services companies, private equity, and venture capital firms. Ken has led projects both within the U.S. and internationally, with projects in Europe, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining AV&Co., Ken was an economic consultant at The Brattle Group where he led numerous regulatory and litigation projects. While at Brattle, Ken worked on a number of high-profile projects, including the SBC-AT&T, AT&T-BellSouth mergers, and IRU Swap litigation cases. Ken held positions with Cambridge Strategic Management Group (CSMG) and Braxton Associates / Deloitte Consulting. He has founded, sold, and served on boards of media, telecommunications, and internet start-ups. He has served as corporate counsel to a number of start-up firms.
Ken received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. At Sloan, Ken led a team to develop a business plan that was honored as a Semifinalist in the MIT 50K Business Competition. Ken received his JD with Honors from Boston University School of Law, where he studied environmental and economic regulation. At law school, Ken was Executive Editor of the International Law Journal and was an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar. Ken received his BA cum laude, from Brandeis University, where he studied politics. At Brandeis, Ken was a Justice Brandeis Scholar. Ken is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts.