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Herbert Blum

Partner, Toronto

Head of our global Communications, Media and Entertainment practices, with more than 21 years of experience leading engagements focused on the network service provider, telecom equipment and private equity spheres.

About Herbert

Expertise

  • Specializations in 5G, capital effectiveness and B2B
  • Frequent author of, and speaker on, various telecom topics for a globally distributed audience
  • Board member of Telecon, Inc.
  • Founder and former chief executive of HPC M

Herbert Blum is the global head of our Communications, Media and Entertainment practices, based in Toronto.

Since joining the firm more than 21 years ago, Herbert has advised various leading network service providers and their equipment vendors, as well as large private equity investors. 

He is a recognized thought leader on the telecom industry's future evolution and is frequently published and quoted on topics including 5G network evolution, CAPEX, and carrier strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Herbert founded HPC M and built a 130-FTE-strong salesforce for telecom services in western Canada. He also worked for Fonorola (Sprint/MCI). 

Herbert earned his MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University, an honours B.A. in Economics from Bishop's University and the Zwischenprüfung in Theoretical Mathematics from the Albert-Ludwigs University (Germany). He has accumulated a host of honors and awards for his academic achievements.

Herbert currently serves on the Board of Telecon, Inc., Canada's largest telecommunication network infrastructure services provider. He volunteers his time to both advancing the independence of underprivileged women in India and to the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation. Additionally, he actively supports charities in the Greater Toronto Area.

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