Managing Director and Principal, Bortz Media & Sports Group, Inc.
M.B.A., finance, University of Colorado
Summary of Experience
Mr. Trautman leads the media and entertainment practice of Bortz Media & Sports Group, with more than 30 years of experience and an analytical focus on all aspects of media – including video programming, industry, firm- and product-level performance and prospects, market forecasting and trends, and audience behavior. He has provided both consulting and expert witness services to a wide range of corporations, including Comcast, Discovery Communications, Disney/ESPN, Gannett, Major League Baseball, and TiVo. He has also submitted testimony before the US Copyright Royalty Judges, the Canadian Copyright Royalty Board, and the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Trautman’s testimony has covered industry and business strategies and trends; valuation in relation to programming and other media assets; and market analysis of media industries. His consulting assignments have focused on business strategies, competitive assessments, and market research, as well as the ways in which media technologies and consumer behavior intersect. Mr. Trautman is the author of Unleashing Connectivity and Entertainment in America: A Study of the Cable Industry’s Impact and Public Television’s Transition to a Digital Future, as well as other writings on television and digital broadcasting.