Jonathan Knee is the Michael T. Fries Professor of Media and Technology and co-director of the Media and Technology Program at Columbia Business School, where he has taught Media Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Management of Media. He also co-teaches Digital Investing with Jeremy Philips of Spark Capital; The Business of Sports with Sunil Gulati of the Columbia Economics Department; The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy with Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School; and a business journalism seminar at the Columbia Journalism School with Professor James B. Stewart.
Professor Knee serves as a senior advisor at Evercore and Trilantic Capital Partners. Before joining Evercore as a senior managing director in 2003, he was a managing director and co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Media Group and was previously publishing sector head in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment Group at Goldman Sachs. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Atlantic. He writes the Book Entry column for the New York Times DealBook. Professor Knee is the author of Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education (Columbia: 2016) and The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade that Transformed Wall Street (Oxford: 2006), and co-author of The Curse of The Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies? (Portfolio: 2009). Professor Knee serves on the boards of New Alternatives for Children, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.