Meet Gerald M. Belson
Vice chairman and U.S. Media & Entertainment leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Gerald Belson is vice chairman and U.S. Media & Entertainment leader for Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry practice. He also serves as the Global Consulting leader for TMT and previously led the Telecommunications Consulting practice in the U.S. Jerry has more than 27 years of experience advising a broad range of clients across the three TMT sectors – from major U.S. and global telecommunications carriers and global technology and entertainment companies to emerging market players. He has been deeply involved in identifying opportunities where the sectors intersect and creating cross-industry solutions that exploit this convergence.
Jerry draws upon his deep experience in information technology (IT) and business strategy, operations improvement, merger integration and enterprise transformation, as well as his extensive background in telecommunications, to help clients explore and exploit the opportunities in the broader TMT ecosystem brought on by convergence. He brings a depth of knowledge about the underlying technologies to help media and entertainment clients stay ahead of the risks and opportunities as mobility rapidly transforms the delivery and consumption of content.
Jerry leads strategic industry research, service development and delivery to clients, including major cable operators and television networks, filmed entertainment, interactive gaming and Internet firms, publishers, music companies and advertisers. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has directed studies resulting in published articles. Jerry has been quoted in CIO Magazine and other major publications and represents Deloitte on the Board of Advisors of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Institute for Communications Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.