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Terrence Kawaja  

Founder & CEO Luma Partners

CEO at Luma Partners, Terence Kawaja has been advising companies in the media and technology industries for over 20 years, creating value for clients like AOL, AT&T, Comcast, CBS, Cox, Clear Channel and Bell Canada. Nowadays he has a focus on the digital space – at the intersection of media and technology – advising companies ranging from VC-funded growth companies to established industry leaders, managing the inevitable disruption brought about by digital. At LUMA Partners he takes a more strategic approach to corporate development, where he has deep industry knowledge and senior level relationships with many of the strategic companies.

Terence Kawaja is Founder and CEO of LUMA Partners, a strategic advisory firm focused at the intersection of media and technology. He is a seasoned investment banker with more than 20 years of experience and has advised on over $300 billion of transactions, including some of the most pivotal deals in the media and tech industries. Throughout his career, Terry has leveraged deep industry knowledge to take a strategic approach to deal making rather than chase transactions. The best compliment people say is that he thinks like a principal.

At LUMA, Terry advises both established media and technology companies as well as digital growth companies. He is a recognized expert in the Internet and digital media sectors and is a popular speaker at leading industry conferences. Terry has a straightforward style and is never afraid to tell it like it is. He also likes to keep things light by using humor to aid substantive presentations.

Prior to founding LUMA Partners, Terry was Co-head of Digital Media at GCA Savvian; Global Head of Media M&A at Citigroup and CSFB; and CFO of publicly-traded Raindance Communications. He received an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

When not negotiating deals or telling jokes, Terry enjoys a variety of activities from skiing to water sports. Terry lives in New York City with his wife and their two sons.

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