Brian Deevy

Title: Co-Head, Communications, Media & Entertainment Group, RBC Daniels

Years in Cable: 30 Education: BA, MBA, Dartmouth

Best Advice: Go west young man!

Randy Wells

Title: Managing Director, RBC Daniels

Number of Years in Cable: 23

Education: University of Oklahoma (Undergrad business) & Denver University (MBA, Finance)

Best Advice: Live one day at a time! -Dalai Lama

Why Them? As leaders of one of cable’s top financial advisories, Deevy and Wells never have an un-busy year. They are sought out not only for their financial finesse but for their near-genetic understanding of the cable industry, dating back to the days working with Bill Daniels. In 2010-11, the duo worked with a long list of players including Charter, Knology, Midcontinent, NewWave, NPG, Sunflower Broadband, Suddenlink and Time Warner Cable. Next year, they’ll start off by leading the cable M&A and debt & equity financing efforts for RBC Capital Markets.

Good to Know: RBC is the fifth largest bank in North America by market capitalization and was ranked as the North America’s safest bank by Global Finance magazine.

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Brian Deevy 

Favorite restaurant: Elway’s
 
Favorite “going out” town: NY
 
Favorite coffee order at Starbucks: Venti light coffee frappuccino
 
Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs
 
Favorite vacation spot: San Diego or Vail
 

Randy Wells 

Favorite restaurant: Tony’s in St. Louis (Family owned). It’s all good…but the Linguine with lobster & shrimp is unbelievable!
 
Favorite coffee order at Starbucks: Nonfat latte extra hot
 
Favorite sports book: Just read and couldn’t put down “The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever,” by Mark Frost.
 
Favorite vacation spot: Mexico. My wife and kids love the beaches "And if they’re happy, I’m happy!"
 
Guilty television pleasure: Reruns of “Two and Half Men” (the original series). I have seen them all too many times! ?

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