at the intersection of media & technology
who we are
Next Media Partners (NMP) is a team of advisors and consultants with decades of experience in launching and operating new media businesses, products and technologies.
Whether you're managing your traditional media and tech, or jumping into the metaverse, we're prepared to guide you and your team, or get our team to design, build, test and launch using our proven processes.
We've served some of the best media and tech companies on earth. We've led teams that have designed and built products that have been delivered to millions of users and subscribers internationally.
We'll work with you and your team to help codify your strategy, your product and tech plans, or help you execute against an existing plan. Our partner level team will help define the right approach, find the right technology, or assemble the resources needed to meet your business needs and budget.
Gerard Kunkel, Founder and Managing Partner, is an award winning designer, UX specialist, and business executive. Gerard has been an executive advisor to Microsoft (media & entertainment strategy, and Xbox), a Comcast executive (advanced product, user experience, and president of the GuideWorks joint venture), and president of WorldGate (breakthrough Internet on TV technology).
Chris Falkner, Partner is a strategic business development and product executive, specializing in monetization of the convergence of IP-delivered video and traditional TV. Chris has been an NBCUniversal executive (advanced TV and next generation TV strategy), an exec with Cuebiq (TV measurement) and co-chair of the Advanced TV Committee at the IAB.
Patrick Donoghue, Partner is an Emmy award-winning product strategy and product management executive focused on emerging media and entertainment. Patrick has been a founder and exec at Next Stop Willoughby (interactive media, VR & AR), an exec at Cablevision (user experience and emerging products), and an exec with Time Warner Cable (interactive TV and product management).
Sandra Howe, Partner is a senior executive with extraordinary go-to-market experience and deep knowledge of the global communications and media industries. Sandra has been president of Technetix (broadband cable network solutions), an exec at Arris Communications (telecom equipment, global marketing, global retail business), and board member of Minim (communications equipment).
years of large media and tech company management
users of products created by NMP partners
patents by NMP partners
singular focus on delivering a superior quality work product for our clients