about us - WHO WE ARE

WE ARE A LEADING MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY M&A, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENt & ADVISORY SERVICES FIRM.  RECOGNIZED INDUSTRY LEADERS.  EXPERIENCED & CONNECTED.  OFFERing UNIQUE ACcess.  UNLOCKing NEW OPPORTUNITIES.  ACCELERATing GROWTH.  CLOSing PIVOTAL DEALS.    

we are game-changers.  


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PETER CSATHY, Founder & CHAIRMAN

Connector, Dealmaker, Advisor, Investor, Entrepreneur, Executive, Mentor, Thought Leader.  Peter Csathy's career spans traditional media, new/digital media, and technology (with a unique ability to bridge those worlds).  Previously CEO Manatt Digital Media, CEO Sorenson Media, CEO SightSpeed (acquired by Logitech), President & COO Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!), COO eNow/Relegence (acquired by AOL), SVP Universal Studios, New Line Cinema, Entertainment/IP Attorney.  Negotiated deals in excess of $3 billion.  Deep network across media, entertainment & tech.

TEAM

NICK PANAMA, DIRECTOR STRATEGY, MARKETING & Artist relations

Co-Founder & Principal Cantora, Executive Producer SEEING YOU, Co-Founder & Principal Mainframe Group, Co-Founder & Principal Cantora Records

JORDAN PRITCHETT, senior manager

Former Analyst Manatt Digital Media, Research & Account Analyst Interpret

STEVEN RAHMAN, DIRECTOR & senior strategist

Director Product Marketing Intertrust Technologies, former Director Product Marketing Rocket Fuel, Director Samsung, Senior Product Marketing Manager WatchWith

PHIL SHALALA, DIRECTOR MARKETING & BRAND DEVELOPMENt, CREATOR

Managing Partner PDS Entertainment, Advisor/CMO Levity Entertainment Group, Advisor/CMO Nomadic Entertainment Group, Senior Advisor SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, CMO Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  

BRIAN SIMO, DIRECTOR marketing & brand development

Founder & former CEO No Fear, Founder & Former CEO Spy Optic, Founder TrustMe Vodka

JOSEPH UMANA, research analyst

Former Member of Rubicon Project Operations

KEN ASLANIS, Senior analyst

Former Digital Strategist Viant Technologies, M&A Analyst Global Capital

kai buehler, DIRECTOR business development (EUROPE)

Former CEO plan_b media (acquired by boku), CEO Watchpoints (acquired by Viggle/perk.com), CEO KarmaKarma, Professor Digital Entrepreneurship

JOCELYN JOHNSON, DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

Founder VideoInk, Principal JJPR, former PR Account Supervisor Miller Public Relationss

LUISA NORSA, OFFICE MANAGER & EVENT COORDINATOR

Founder Giving Tree Movement, Former Member of the FIFA World Cup (USA) Organizing Committee, Sales & Acquisitions Checci Gori Pictures

ANDREA NUNN, director & senior strategist

SVP Corporate & Member Relations Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, former VP Business Development & Strategic Alliances Los Angeles Times, VP Domestic Network Distribution HBO, Account Supervisor McCann-Erickson


STRATEGIC PARTNERS

MOMENTUM VENTURES ADVISORY

Strategic Financial Advisory Services (NY, New York)

stubbs alderton & markiles

Legal Services (LA, California)

PRECCELERATOR

Digital Media & Technology Accelerator (Santa Monica, California)


STRATEGIC ADVISORS

TOM MARZULLO

Founder & CEO Out of Our Minds Creative Services, Renown Producer of Live Events (including Prince, Justin Bieber, KISS, FIFA World Cup)

ian moffit

Former Head of Programming Yahoo!, Head of Programming Machinima, Head of Digital Studio Berman Braun, Head of Scripted Development BBC Worldwide Productions

ERIK QUALMAN

Founder & CEO Equalman Studios, #1 International Bestselling Author (Socialnomics) & Motivational Speaker

JONATHAN SKOGMO

Founder & CEO Jukin' Media

THOM BEERS

Former Chairman & CEO Freemantle N.A., Emmy Award-Winning Producer

ROBBIE DAVIS

President & CEO DG Entertainment

STEVEN HANSEN

Founder & CEO Ratherbe, former President TrueCar, CEO Spin Media, COO GeoCities (acquired by Yahoo!), CFO Universal Studios

KEVIN HELL

Former CEO DivX (acquired by Sonic Solutions), CEO OnRamp Wireless, Chairman EvoNexus, Product VP Palm, Product VP Gateway, Boston Consulting Group

STEVE LEHMAN

Founder & CEO Business Rockstars/Venturer, former Founder & CEO Premiere Radio Networks (acquired by iHeartMedia)