Brian Mulligan has been a very busy man. For over 30 years this bright, articulate, uber-talented individual has worked to finance, produce, and distribute some of the best known music and movies in the entertainment industry. Yet he has still found time to raise nearly $100 million for charity and social services organizations. With the training he got while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USC, an MBA from UCLA, and his CPA, Mulligan has been able to have an impact on several of the world’s largest entertainment and financial services companies.
The list of skills he has is a mile long and his creativity, vision, and work ethic are unmatched. Brian Mulligan is a truly unique individual. The list of companies for which he has worked in senior management with and helped to succeed is incredible. They include PwC, MCA INC., the Sci-Fi Channel, Cineplex Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, USA Networks, Seagram Universal, Universal Pictures, Universal Television, Universal Cinema International, Universal Orlando, and Universal Studio Japan. He also helped found Universal Partners and Focus Features. His titles with those companies were CEO, COO, CFO, Executive Vice President, and Chairman.
But that’s just his work in the entertainment industry. The list of financial services companies for which Mulligan has worked is nearly as impressive. He has worked with The Boston Consulting Group as a senior advisor, Cerberus Capital Management as Senior Executive Advisor, Vice President of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Money Center Bank’s Vice Chairman, and Brooknol Advisors’ CEO. Plus Mulligan was on the board of directors of Ascent Capital Group, Liberty Livewire, Napster, PortAventura, Roxio, and Spyglass Partners, LLC. He was also an investor in Vobile. Mulligan’s work sometimes had him traveling a million miles a year globally.
The work of Brian Mulligan hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s received numerous awards and accolades. Some of his honors include Premiere Magazine naming him “One of the 50 Most Powerful People in Hollywood”, being voted “One of the Ten Most Prominent Bankers in Hollywood” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and TMT Quarterly/Law 360 calling him “One of the Leading Investment Bankers on Emerging Business Models”. To Brian Mulligan the accolades, awards, and high-powered jobs are nice, but there are things that are more important to him. Some of those things are human rights, social action, economic empowerment, the health and education of children, the environment, and animal welfare.