Brian Mulligan: Multi-Talented Media And Entertainment Industry Executive And Advisor


Brian Mulligan, CEO of the sports advisory, entertainment, and media company Brooknol Advisors, is a man with a great deal knowledge and leadership experience. For more than 30 years he has led some of the best known entertainment and media companies. It seems like when any major media company is looking for innovative leadership, expertise, and a person with the right skillset to lead them forward, they reach out to Brian Mulligan and he delivers. In media and entertainment circles the name Brian Mulligan conjures up images of a white knight coming at the perfect time to save the day.

Mulligan’s first job was with the entertainment unit of PWC as a senior manager. He helped them to start the united and remained in the position for almost 6 years. After leaving PWC, Mulligan became MCA’s Controller and senior vice president of Finance. MCA was the 3rd largest media company and Mulligan budgeting value based management, and reporting. He was CFO and a board member of MCAs Political Committee. He then spent 2 years as MCAs executive vice president handling all business and financial matters. Mulligan next spent two years on Cineplex Entertainment’s board of directors restructuring and right sizing the company.

In January 1997 Universal Studios came calling and Mulligan was hired as the company’s CFO, COO, and Executive Vice President. He was charged with handling Universal’s TV, film, recorded music, cable, pay and free TV, home video, video games, and theme parks. He worked on distribution of numerous top rated movies and increased cash flow by $1 billion in his first year. He also helped found Focus Features. Mulligan was also a member of the board at PortAventura, Universal Orlando, Universal Cinema International, Universal Studio Japan, and USA Networks.

Not only has he lent his experience, knowledge, and advice, he has helped to improve the bottom line and customer base of all those companies. Mulligan then spent 2 years as Seagram International’s CFO and executive vice president, 2 years at Chairman and advisor at Fox Broadcasting Company, and spent time with Ascent Capital Group, Napster, Cerberus Capital Management, Liberty Livewire, The Boston Consulting Group, Spyglass Partners, LLC, Roxio and Money Center Bank as either a board member or a member of the senior staff. Mulligan also co-founded Universal Partner, invested in Vobile. He’s been CEO of Brooknol Advisors since 2006. Brian Mulligan truly is a versatile, multi-talented individual.

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