Join investment professionals from Lazard and Methuselah Advisors and the co-founder of Best Reviews and AdVon to discuss why top tier investment firms are driving major investment in the industry and how it is changing the face of the industry. Register by Friday April 23rd to be part of the pre-event discussion on Slack. to join Marshall Phelps, Ben Faw and Blake Saunders on April 29th at 3pm.
Marshall Phelps is a Managing Director and member of the Telecommunications, Media & Technology group at Lazard Middle Market. He is a leading advisor to global digital media, sports, entertainment, and related technology companies, with additional expertise advising clients across the business services spectrum. Mr. Phelps has 15+ years of experience providing strategic advice to public and private companies, private equity funds, and entrepreneurs regarding critical M&A and corporate finance transactions, as well as long-term growth strategies, market trends, and competitive positioning.
Blake Saunders is a Managing Director with Methuselah Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm focused on the media sector (traditional and digital). His work spans working with large publicly traded media companies related to advising on mergers and acquisitions, to working with growth-stage digital companies that are changing the way media is distributed and consumed. Before Methuselah, he worked in Citigroup’s Healthcare Investment Banking practice in Manhattan. Blake earned his bachelor of science in management with distinction from Purdue University.
Ben Faw is a Co Founder and CEO of AdVon Commerce. AdVon harnesses ML / AI to create value in E Commerce. Prior to AdVon Ben was a Co Founder at BestReviews, which was acquired by Tribune Publishing (TPCO), and later Nexstar (NXST) for $160M in November of 2020. Ben's additional experiences and schooling include: LinkedIn, Tesla, Harvard Business School, the Iraq War, West Point, the US Army, and Ranger School.