Brian Mulligan, the CEO of Brooknol Advisors, is a bright, supremely talented, versatile, human being. Over the past 25 years he has used his prodigious talent to help some of the best known companies in entertainment and finance to make more money. Mulligan has also worked to raise over $90 million for non-profit organizations like the United Way, St. Jude, and the YMCA. This has helped these non-profit organizations to be better able to meet the needs of the people they serve. Having this type of impact would lead many people to toot their own horns and look for recognition, but for Brian Mulligan it’s all in a day’s work.
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s and the possessor of an MBA from U.C.L.A., plus qualified as a CPA, Mulligan has the skills necessary to help any business to succeed. Add his creativity and willingness to work hard, and you have a juggernaut. And Brian Mulligan has been just that. He has helped some of the world’s best known entertainment and financial services company to broaden their reach and improve their bottom line. He has also had a hand in producing and distributing so of the most popular movies and music in the last 20 years.
Brian Mulligan has been a senior manager of the entertainment industry unit of PwC for 5 years, senior vice president of Finance and controller of MCA INC. for over 6 years, and Executive Vice President of MCA for 2 years. He was also a board member of both the Sci-Fi Channel and Cineplex Entertainment. Mulligan next spent over a decade at Universal as Co-Chairman of Universal Pictures, Executive Vice President and CFO of Seagram Universal, CEO of Universal Television, COO, CFO and EVP of Universal Studios, and a member of the board of directors of Universal Orlando, Universal Cinema International, Universal Studio Japan, and USA Networks. He was also Co-Founder of Universal Partners and among the founders of Focus Features
As if that were not enough, Mulligan was Chairman/Advisor for Fox Broadcasting Company, Senior Executive Advisor for The Boston Consulting Group, Senior Executive Advisor of Media and Entertainment Investments at Cerberus Capital Management, Vice Chairman of Money Center Bank, and CEO of Brooknol Advisors. He was on the board of Spyglass Partners, LLC, Ascent Capital Group, Napster, PortAventura, Roxio, and Liberty Livewire and an investor in Vobile.