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