Laura Martin received her BA from Stanford, her MBA from Harvard Business School, and she holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Martin began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in media investment banking. After the Drexel bankruptcy, she moved to Capital Research & Management as a media analyst. In 1994, she moved to Credit Suisse First Boston as the senior media analyst. She was nationally ranked by Institutional Investor between 1999 and 2001. In 2002, Martin moved to Paris to become EVP of Financial Strategy and Investor Relations for Vivendi Universal. In 2004, she founded Media Metrics which published equity research on the largest entertainment, cable and Internet stocks. She was nationally ranked as Best of the Independent Research Boutiques by Institutional Investor for many years. In 2009, Martin moved to Needham & Company, where she publishes research on the largest Internet and Entertainment companies. Martin also provides speaking, expert testimony, custom research & reports, and valuation consulting services through Capital Knowledge (www.CapKnowledge.com).
Hannah Pavalow is a Senior Research Analyst with the Publisher Group at Millward Brown Digital. She has an interest in quantifying publishers’ contributions to campaign success and understanding the impacts of different campaign components. Prior to joining Millward Brown Digital in 2013, Hannah worked within the market research department at an online health publisher.
Hannah is a regular contributor to the Compete Pulse blog.