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Mark Patricof

Senior Advisor

Mark Patricof is a senior advisor at Crestview assisting the media strategy.


Mark Patricof is a senior advisor at Crestview. Considered a digital media pioneer, tech investor and seasoned investment banker, he has advised and invested in a wide range of leading traditional and digital media and entertainment companies and transactions. Mark previously served as managing director and co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s technology, media and telecommunications group.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mark was a co-founder and managing partner at MESA, a merchant bank and advisory firm specializing in digital and traditional media and entertainment industry transactions. He also managed MESA Ventures, a seed fund that partnered with top-tier VCs to invest in early-stage digital media, e-commerce and advertising technology companies around the globe. Prior to MESA, Mark was founder and CEO of, an incubator/digital studio that financed, designed and built businesses for media and entertainment industry clients such as the BBC, CBS, Disney, Hearst and Viacom. He served as president and CEO of the company until it was sold to Omnicom. Mark began his career at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles.

Mark holds a B.A. from Emory University and is a former Clio Award winner and finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of NEP Group, New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York Cruise Lines. Mark is also the longstanding board chair for New York based nonprofit New Heights.