Board Chair, Co-Head of TMT Group, Houlihan Lokey
Mr. Patricof is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Technology•Media•Telecom Group. A digital media pioneer and seasoned investment banker, Mr. Patricof has advised a wide range of leading traditional and digital media and entertainment companies. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Patricof 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, Mr. Patricof was Founder and CEO of <kpe>, a renowned digital media agency and business incubator. Mr. Patricof began his career at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles.
Mr. Patricof 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 Boards of Directors of NEP Broadcasting, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and New York Cruise Lines, and is the longstanding board chair for New York–based nonprofit New Heights.