Shamrock Capital Advisors Welcomes Brian Barnum as an Operating Partner
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2017) — Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC, an alternative investment firm focused on opportunities in middle market media, entertainment and communications, announced today that Brian Barnum has joined the firm as Operating Partner.
“We have known Brian for decades and are thrilled that he is joining Shamrock as an Operating Partner,” commented Steve Royer, Partner. “Brian brings a wealth of expertise as both a C-Level executive and advisor within our investment sectors. This experience will be invaluable to our portfolio companies and future investments.”
Prior to joining Shamrock, Mr. Barnum held numerous senior executive roles for privately held media, communications and technology companies including COO of Brighter, Inc., COO/CFO of The Rubicon Project, COO/CFO of Business.com, President of Dex Media’s digital businesses after it acquired Business.com, CFO of Rent.com, and CFO of Transaction Network Services. Preceding his roles as an operating executive, Mr. Barnum worked at investment banks Bankers Trust Company and Alex. Brown & Sons.
“Shamrock has a strong track record of investing in the media and communications space, and I am honored to be working alongside this team,” stated Brian Barnum. “These sectors have never been more dynamic and I look forward to working closely with the portfolio companies to build overall enterprise value.” Shamrock is based in Los Angeles and is currently investing out of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund IV, a $700 million private equity vehicle.