Brian Mulligan is likely the first person one should call when it comes to solving financial issues in media companies. Mr. Mulligan, who serves as CEO of Brooknol Advisors which is a media investment firm, has been involved in capital formation and management of media companies for over a third of a century. During that time, he has served in capacities acting for both investors and the companies themselves.
Mr. Mulligan has served as CEO of Universal Television, COO, CFO and EVP of Universal Studios, Co-Chairman and Advisor at Universal Studios, CFO and Controller of MCA and Chairman of Fox Broadcasting. In addition, he has served on the boards of Universal, Cineplex International, syfy Channel and Napster [until sold to Best Buy]. In the capital field, Mr. Mulligan has, in addition to being CEO of Brooknol, has served in the capacity of advisor and/ or director to such firms as Cerberus Capital, Money Center Bank, Ascent Capital Group and The Boston Consulting Group. The full list is too lengthy for this article.
Among the notable accomplishments of Mr. Mulligan includes being a founder and principal of Universal Partners. Universal Partners was formed to launch a 20 Billion Dollar offer for Universal Studios which launch resulted in the eventual purchase of Universal. Other successes have been as a Director at Spyglass Partners, LLC which Mr. Mulligan gave the greenlight vote to such projects as Star Trek, GI Joe, and Balls of Fury. These accomplishments are but a sampling of Mr. Mulligan’s many successes.
Brian Mulligan began his meteoric rise with Price Waterhouse Coopers where he was one of the founders and the Senior Manager of the Entertainment Practice Unit. From there he transitioned to Seagrams Universal where he became CFO at the age of 39. After that, Mr. Mulligan has never looked backwards.
Brian Mulligan is not all about raising capital and running businesses. He is also a writer who writes somewhat often on the subject of the business side of sports. He is a regular contributor to “Fields of Green”, a sports blog which is a joint project of USA Today and the University of Southern California Sports Business Institute.
In short, when it comes to the business and financial side of the media and entertainment industry, Brian Mulligan is the one person who knows every aspect and who gets things done.