Armand Musey is a leading expert in valuation and related financial analysis in the telecom, media and satellite industries. He founded Summit Ridge Group in 2008 after 15 years of equity research, investment banking and consulting experience. Armand has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments in the communications industry and has experience working on numerous financing and M&A transactions. His involvement with a wide breadth of companies has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of a range of media and telecom issues and the complex web of relationships underlying the sector’s competitive dynamics and associated regulatory issues.
Armand Musey started his Wall Street career in investment banking but soon transitioned to equity research covering the satellite communications industry. Armand became the lead analyst covering the industry for Bank of America, and later Solomon Smith Barney where he also covered the wireless tower industry. He earned numerous honors as a research analyst including being named to the Institutional Investor “All American” team three times (2000-2002) and the Wall Street Journal “All Star” team. He was also ranked the top satellite industry analyst by Greenwich Associates. In 2003, Armand became president of Near Earth LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in the satellite, media and telecom industries. An avid mountain climber, he left his position at Near Earth LLC in 2007 to train for his dream of completing the ascent the highest mountain on each continent (“the 7 Summits”), which he accomplished with his ascent of Mt. Everest in May 2008. Upon returning from his mountaineering sabbatical, Armand founded Summit Ridge Group, LLC. He regularly speaks at major industry conferences and has been frequently quoted in leading trade publications and by national publications as an expert in communications finance and in corporate governance.
Armand holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a JD (cum laude) from its Law School. He also has an MA from Columbia University and a BA (with honors) from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and serves as co-chair of the New York Chapter for 2016-2017. Armand is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee from 2007-2009. His major publications are available on SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/author=1736251