Senior Staff

Founder and Managing Partner at MESA, where Jerome has spearheaded an array of investment banking, strategy and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space.

Compass Partners, a leading M&A advisory boutique, where he worked on structuring transactions between financial institutions and clients including EMI and McGraw-Hill.

Business Development at Canal Plus, a division of Vivendi Universal, responsible for managing acquisitions in the fields of video, music publishing and production.

Began career at Goldman Sachs International in London, where he worked on privatizations and M&A transactions.

Jerome serves as a Director of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business; B.A. from Northwestern University.

 
Co-founder and CEO of <kpe>, a renowned provider of digital solutions for media and entertainment companies. <kpe> guided clients including CBS, Sony and Viacom on the development of their earliest digital initiatives. In partnership with Grey Advertising, the Endeavor Agency (now WME) and Wasserstein Perella, <kpe> also managed an early stage venture fund that invested in over 20 digital media companies.

Former Head of Business Affairs for The Voyager Company, a pioneering multimedia publishing company.

Began career at Creative Artists Agency.

Former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist.

Member of the Board of Directors of Rockwell Group, New York Cruise Lines, NEP Broadcasting and serves as Chairman of the Board of New Heights.

B.A. from Emory University.

 
Founder and Managing Partner at MESA, where Brian has led a broad range of investment banking, strategy and valuation engagements for media and entertainment companies.

Strategy Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on engagements for companies including Nickelodeon, Elsevier, Reed Business, National Geographic, BMG Music, Paramount Parks, Lexis-Nexis, Harry Fox and MusicNet.

Founder and CEO of The Movies Magazine, the first magazine of newsstand quality distributed in movie theaters nationwide.

M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business; J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; B.A. from Tufts University.

 
Founder and CEO of Covert & Co., an investment bank focused on M&A and financing transactions for Internet, media and tech companies. Select M&A transactions include SRS Labs/DTS, Hearst’s UGO/NewsCorp’s IGN, SocialShield/Avira, Schematic Labs/Rhapsody and Aeria Games/Gamepot (So-net).

Co-Founder of Montgomery & Co., a tech investment bank he built over ten years resulting in over 100 closed transactions. Kevin established the firm’s core M&A and private placement businesses and headed both the Technology and the Media & Internet groups. Select M&A transactions include MusicMatch/Yahoo, Grouper/Sony, Element5/Digital River and SignStorey/CBS. Notable financing transactions include Meebo, Realtime Worlds, Legalzoom and WildTangent.

Vice President at Credit Suisse, and before that Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup), focused on corporate finance and M&A for Fortune 500 companies.

Member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics of Southern California.

M.B.A. from Stanford University; B.S. in Engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 
Managing Director at Petsky Prunier, LLC, where Bob was active in the firm’s M&A advisory and private placement practices. His M&A clients included Alloy, Inc., Tree.com, Red Aril, Oversee.net and SkyMall, and he completed financings for clients including SpotXchange and BrightTag.

Vice President of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), where he held positions in Strategic Planning and M&A and was actively involved in over $6 billion of public and private acquisitions across a range of e-commerce verticals, focusing in particular on online travel, financial services and real estate.

Vice President of the News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS), where he was instrumental in the Company’s international corporate development initiatives in sectors including radio & television broadcasting, thematic cable channels, satellite DTH and out-of-home advertising.

M.P.A. in Economics from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; B.S. in Industrial Relations from Cornell University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

 

 
Principal in the media practice and sector head for online entertainment, games, publishing and social media at Montgomery & Co., where his M&A clients included Club Penguin, DailyCandy, UGO, Grouper, iFilm, ITtoolbox and eCRUSH. Private placements included Realtime Worlds, WildTangent and Reactrix.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Hypnotic (Enigma Media, Inc.), a leading digital media, film and television company. Hypnotic’s credits include The OC, The Bourne Identity and Cry Wolf.

Investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation (DLJ), where his media clients included Charter Communications and Qwest Communications.

Investment banker at Bankers Trust / BT Securities Corporation, where he worked in the corporate capital markets and asset finance groups in New York and Hong Kong.

M.B.A. from Columbia Business School; B.A. from Brown University.

 
Managing Director in the media practice at Montgomery & Co., where he managed the company’s New York office and led the firm’s efforts in the advertising and marketing services sector. He advised on a wide range of transactions including public and private offerings of debt and equity, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and corporate partnering advisory work.

Investment banker with The Blackstone Group and with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

M.B.A./M.I.A. from Columbia Business School/Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; B.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

 
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A and Chief Financial Officer at Media Rights Capital, where Marni was responsible for new entertainment ventures and strategic acquisitions as well as corporate finance, financial reporting and analysis. Clients and partners included JPMorgan and Universal Pictures.

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Lionsgate Entertainment, where she managed M&A and strategic financial initiatives involving Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, Redbus Films Distribution U.K., Debmar Mercury, Break.com, Roadside Attractions and Mandate Pictures as well as the sale of Lionsgate Studios and the Canadian distribution business.

Chief Financial Officer at Lionsgate Entertainment, where she was responsible for finance and accounting, treasury and tax management, and oversaw several debt financings and equity offerings.

Vice President of Finance at Alliance Communications Corporation.

Principal at Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants in Toronto, Canada.

M.B.A. from the University of Toronto; B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.

 
Co-founder and Principal at Covert & Co., an investment bank focused on the Internet, media and technology sectors. M&A transactions included SRS Labs/DTS, Hearst’s UGO/NewsCorp’s IGN, SocialShield/Avira, Schematic Labs/Rhapsody and Aeria Games/Gamepot (So-net).

Vice President at New Century Capital Partners and advised Yahoo’s Mobile Marketing and Advertising group. He has also held senior management and engineering positions at AT&T, IBM and Mindspeed.

He holds five patents in the field of Communications and also serves as Vice-Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the German American Business Association (GABA).

M.S.E.E. from the University of Ulm, Germany; M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Vice President at MESA, having joined the Firm in 2014.

Associate at Petsky Prunier, where she was involved in numerous financing and M&A transactions including BrightTag, ClearSaleing, MediMedia Information Technologies, Oversee.net, FreshSpace Media, Triad Retail Media, Cannella Response Television, OutdoorPartner Media, TagMan and ClickSquared among others.

Analyst in the Media & Communications Group at Merrill Lynch, where she completed corporate finance and M&A transactions for clients including Viacom, CBS Corporation, Cox Enterprises, Scripps Networks Interactive and several online education companies.

Suzane’s industry experience is focused on digital media, e-commerce, marketing technology, digital advertising and marketing services and information.

B.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

 

 
Vice President at MESA, having joined the firm in 2013.

Investment banker at Deutsche Bank, where he was previously a Vice President, Associate and Analyst in the Media & Telecom Group.  Aaron's client responsibilities included advising and financing companies within the filmed entertainment, cable network, cable MSO and digital media sectors.  Aaron has worked on media and entertainment-related transactions with clients including MGM Studios, Legendary Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Weather Company, Charter Communications, DirecTV and Deluxe Entertainment.  In his prior role Aaron had worked across Deutsche Bank's Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco offices.

Aaron is based in Los Angeles.

B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

 
Business development at Tribeca Enterprises, the umbrella company of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Cinemas, where she worked on new business initiatives with sponsors and partners including American Express, GM and Amazon.

International development at the Museum of Television & Radio, now the Paley Center for Media, in New York City, where she brought in new corporate international board members and donors from around the world including NDTV (India) and TV Asahi (Japan).

M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. from Princeton University.