Title: Managing Director/Head of Communications, Media & Entertainment Group, RBC Capital Markets
Years in Cable: 33
Education: BA, Dartmouth; MBA, Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth
Best Advice: Go west, young man, go west!
Title: Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Years in Cable: 25
Education: BBA, University of Oklahoma; MBA, University of Denver
Best Advice: Advice given to me in college by a friend who lived in Colorado… she said, “You should work for Bill Daniels!”
Thanks to Deevy and Wells, 2013 was a banner year for RBC. The company completed more North American cable M&A transactions than any other advisor in 2013, and more North American cable, broadcast, telecom and data infrastructure M&A transactions than any other advisor in 10 years. In the 2013 fiscal year alone, their team completed transactions representing more than $130 billion in deal value, winning them the M&A Advisor Award’s “Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year” in the $500 million-plus category.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: TV Everywhere
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in? “SportsCenter”
John, Paul, George or Ringo? Paul
I wish Congress would just… get back to work!
Favorite Cable Show memory: The Daniels parties at the cable shows!
Beach or mountains? Mountains, obviously!
Favorite TV show as a kid: The Cubs on WGN
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Still watching the flat screen LCD TV (while my kids are sitting next to me on their iPhones).
Favorite Cable Show memory: Riding alongside Bill Daniels in his Learjet 35A on my way to my first Western Cable Show with the music to “Top Gun” blasting out of the speakers.
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii (North Shore of Oahu)
Favorite TV show as a kid: “The Big Valley” reruns… always liked that Barkley family
My favorite business/motivational book: I just read David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell and really enjoyed it.