Stephen D. RoyerPartner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Stephen D. RoyerPartner
Steve is a Shamrock Capital Advisors Partner. Since 1998, Steve has managed Shamrock’s private equity investment activities. He currently serves as a director of Wpromote, Branded Cities, Maple Media, and Mobilitie. Previously, he served on the boards of INgrooves Music Group, Screenvision Media, Consilio, Learfield Communications, Media Storm, RealD, TeleGuam Holdings, Modern Luxury, Triad Broadcasting Company, PortalPlayer, PRN, and NETGEAR before Shamrock exited these investments. Steve serves on the Board of Trustees of Marymount High School, Los Angeles and is also a board member and former President of the St. James Inn. Prior to joining Shamrock in 1991, Steve worked as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers.
Steve graduated from Stanford University and earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as a Venture Fellow.
William J. WynperlePartner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
William J. WynperlePartner
Will is a Shamrock Capital Advisors Partner. Will currently serves as a director of Silvergate Media. Previously, he served on a number of other Shamrock boards including Questex, Giant Creative/Strategy, MarketCast, Learfield Communications, Mojiva, K2 Towers, Media Storm, TeleGuam Holdings, and PRN before exiting those investments. Will serves on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles-based Orthopaedic Institute for Children Foundation. Will is a former board member of a number of non-profit organizations including: the US Lacrosse Foundation, an organization that operates in support of US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, and the L.A. chapter of The Positive Coaching Alliance, an organization focused on developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide a positive youth sports experience. Prior to joining Shamrock in 1998, Will was an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Smith Barney, Inc.
Will graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as a Venture Fellow.
Michael A. LaSallePartner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Michael A. LaSallePartner
Mike is a Partner of Shamrock Capital Advisors. He currently serves as a director of DeCurtis Corporation, BTI Studios, and FanDuel. Previously, Mike served on the boards of INgrooves Music Group, RBmedia, Giant Creative/Strategy, Mojiva, Harlem Globetrotters International, Media Storm, and Modern Luxury Media. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2001, Mike was an Associate and Analyst at Putnam Lovell Securities focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry. Mr. LaSalle is on the board of trustees and steering committee for Seven Arrows Elementary.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as a Venture Fellow.
Andrew J. HowardPartner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Andrew J. HowardPartner
Andrew Howard is a Partner of Shamrock Capital Advisors. Mr. Howard currently serves as a director of DeCurtis Corporation, Branded Cities, Appetize Technologies and Mobilitie Investments III, oversees Shamrock’s investment in Omega Wireless and assists on the investment in Pixellot. Previously, he served on the boards of Screenvision Media, Consilio, Questex, MarketCast, K2 Towers, RealD, Wazee, Publishing Group of America, Naylor Publications, PrimeCo Wireless, Liberation Entertainment, and BASE Entertainment and was a board observer of MetroPCS and OpNext. Mr. Howard is on the Board of Governors for the USC Annenberg School – Center for the Digital Future, the board of the Independent School Alliance and was previously on the Board of the Stanford University Alumni Association. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2006, Mr. Howard was a Vice President with Clarity Partners, a media and communications focused private equity fund.
Mr. Howard is a graduate of Stanford University.
Patrick A. RussoPartner Content FundClose Previous Next
Patrick A. RussoPartner
Mr. Russo, a partner at Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC (“Shamrock”) and the lead partner for the Fund, has extensive media, entertainment, and communications experience with specific expertise in entertainment content. He previously served as a director of Consilio, a prior portfolio company of a Shamrock Growth Fund. Before joining Shamrock in 2014, Mr. Russo was a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting where he co-managed the firm’s Valuation and Financial Advisory Services Group. He was also a co-founder of The Salter Group (acquired by FTI in 2012), a leading global independent financial and strategic advisory firm that specialized in the entertainment and media industry. Mr. Russo is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Happy Hippie Foundation.
Mr. Russo graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned his MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.
Alan H. ResnikoffPartner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Alan H. ResnikoffPartner
Alan is a Partner at Shamrock Capital and currently serves as a Director of Pixellot, Appetize, Maple Media, Silvergate Media, and as a Deputy Director of BTI Studios. He also previously served as a Director of Giant Creative/Strategy, Screenvision Media, FanDuel and Learfield Communications and worked with Harlem Globetrotters International, Media Storm, RealD, NextWave Media, and Modern Luxury. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2004, Alan was a management consultant with Bain & Company in Los Angeles.
Alan graduated with distinction from Stanford University where he was a senior walk-on goalkeeper for the men’s 2001 final four soccer team. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was named the Henry Ford II Scholar for graduating first in his class. Alan was also recognized as an Arjay Miller Scholar and as a Siebel Scholar. He serves on the boards of the St. James Inn in Los Angeles and Stanford Athletics’ Buck Cardinal Club.
Brian BarnumOperating Partner Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Brian BarnumOperating Partner
Brian Barnum is an Operating Partner with Shamrock Capital Advisors and works with Shamrock’s portfolio companies to improve operations and increase value. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2017, Mr. Barnum held a number of senior executive roles for privately held media, communications and technology companies including COO of Brighter, Inc., COO/CFO of The Rubicon Project, the COO/CFO of Business.com and later the President of Dex Media’s Digital businesses after it acquired Business.com, the CFO of Rent.com through its acquisition by eBay, and the CFO of Transaction Network Services, which he guided through an IPO. Prior to his roles as an operating executive, Mr. Barnum worked in investment banking to media companies at Bankers Trust Company and to technology and communications companies at Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Barnum has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and has a BA in Economics from Stanford University.
Jason SklarManaging Director Content FundClose Previous Next
Jason SklarManaging Director
Mr. Sklar is a Managing Director at Shamrock and focuses exclusively on Entertainment IP. Before joining Shamrock in 2015, Jason was an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan’s Entertainment Industries Group where he managed a portfolio of leading filmed entertainment, television, music, and media distribution companies as well as provided strategic advisory services to global content companies. He also previously worked as an Associate at Bank of America and as an Analyst at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Sklar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona and earned his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Laura HeldPrincipal Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Laura is a Principal of Shamrock Capital Advisors. She currently serves as a director of Wpromote and Mobilitie. Previously, Laura served on the boards of Questex, RBmedia and as a board observer of Wazee Digital. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2012, Laura was an Associate in the Corporate Strategy group at The Walt Disney Company. She also previously worked as an Associate at The Carlyle Group and as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse.
Laura graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Andrew LandenbergerVice President Content FundClose Previous Next
Andrew LandenbergerVice President
Mr. Landenberger is a Vice President at Shamrock and focuses exclusively on Entertainment IP. Andrew has significant media and entertainment experience with a focus on film and television content. Before joining Shamrock in 2016, Andrew was Vice President of Corporate Finance at MGM Studios where he specialized in financial planning and reporting, valuations and M&A. He also previously worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.
Mr. Landenberger graduated magna cum laude from UCLA.
Sam HallsVice President Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Sam HallsVice President
Sam is a Vice President at Shamrock Capital Advisors. Sam monitors and supports the management team of BTI Studios and Maple Media. He previously served as a Director of Screenvision Media and worked on Giant Creative Strategy. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2016, Sam was as an Associate at Silver Lake Sumeru, a private equity firm that invests in middle market technology companies, where he focused on software investing. Before Silver Lake, Sam was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley and covered clients in media, as well as consumer and retail industries.
Sam graduated cum laude from Duke University, and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Blair BrentonVice President Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Blair BrentonVice President
Blair is a Vice President at Shamrock Capital Advisors. Blair performs due diligence on new transactions and supports current Shamrock portfolio companies DeCurtis Corporation, Appetize Technologies, and Branded Cities. He previously worked on RBmedia. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2018, Blair was a Senior Associate at Leeds Equity Partners, a New York based middle market private equity firm. He previously worked as an Analyst in the technology, media and telecommunications group at Piper Jaffray & Co.
Blair graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
Megan WallachVice President Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Megan WallachVice President
Megan is a Vice President at Shamrock Capital Advisors. At Shamrock, Megan helps analyze new investment opportunities and is actively involved with Shamrock’s investments in Pixellot, Silvergate Media, FanDuel, and Questex. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2014, Megan was a member of the Financial Sponsors Investment Banking group at Barclays Capital.
Megan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Nick KhourySenior Associate Content FundClose Previous Next
Nick KhourySenior Associate
Mr. Khoury is a Senior Associate at Shamrock and focuses exclusively on Entertainment IP. At Shamrock, Mr. Khoury performs analysis and due diligence on new investment opportunities and monitors the investments of Fund I. Before joining Shamrock in 2016, he was an investment banking Associate at Imperial Capital in New York City.
Mr. Khoury graduated from the University of Southern California.
Tara BerecheAssociate Content FundClose Previous Next
Ms. Bereche is an Associate at Shamrock and focuses exclusively on Entertainment IP. She performs investment analyses and monitors investments for Fund I. Before joining Shamrock in 2018, Ms. Bereche was an investment banking analyst in Wells Fargo Securities’ Tech, Media & Telecom group.
Ms. Bereche graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brian GrazianoAssociate Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Brian is an Associate at Shamrock Capital Advisors. Brian performs extensive investment analyses and monitors portfolio companies including Maple Media and Wpromote. Previously, Brian worked on Wazee Digital. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2018, Brian was an investment banking analyst with Citigroup in New York City.
Brian graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel ClancyAssociate Private Equity FundClose Previous Next
Daniel is an associate at Shamrock Capital Advisors. Dan performs extensive investment analyses on new opportunities and monitors portfolio companies including Pixellot, BTI Studios and Silvergate Media.
Prior to joining Shamrock in 2018, Daniel was an analyst in the Media and Communications investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in New York.
Peter RiveraChief Financial OfficerClose Previous Next
Peter RiveraChief Financial Officer
Peter is the Chief Financial Officer of Shamrock Capital Advisors and has been with Shamrock since 1994. He has also served as the Chief Compliance Officer from 2010 to present. He was previously the Controller of Shamrock from 1996-2010, and the Financial Manager of Shamrock Broadcasting, Inc. from 1994-1995. Before joining Shamrock, he was the Controller of Clean-Up Technologies, Inc. from 1992-1994, Controller of Superior Galleries from 1990-1992, and Senior Accountant of Deloitte & Touche from 1987-1990. Mr. Rivera is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Global Management Accountant.
Peter graduated from California State University at Northridge.
Melissa BeamControllerClose Previous Next
Melissa is the Controller of Shamrock Capital Advisors. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2016, Melissa was an Associate Director of Private Debt at SS&C Technologies. She was previously a Vice President and Alternative Investments Fund Accounting Manager at BNY Mellon in Los Angeles from 2006-2013 and a Senior Associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 2002-2006.
Melissa graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University and earned a MAcc from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Angelica GallardoFinancial ManagerClose Previous Next
Angelica GallardoFinancial Manager
Angelica is the Financial Manager of Shamrock Capital Advisors. Angelica handles various tax compliance and accounting functions. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2013, Angelica was a Senior Associate with Andersen Tax from 2008-2013, where she specialized in tax compliance and advisory for alternative investment funds.
Angelica graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco and earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Shamrock's investment team is comprised of high integrity, experienced, and knowledgeable media, entertainment and communications investors.
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