Marni Wieshofer – Lead Director
Ms. Wieshofer’s background includes serving as the CFO and EVP of Corporate Development at Lionsgate Entertainment where she oversaw the company’s mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic financial initiatives including the acquisitions and integration of Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment and Redbus Films Distribution U.K. to name a few, as well as the sale of Lionsgate Studios and the Canadian distribution business. Her background also includes Head of Media and Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s TMT Corporate Finance Group, based out of Los Angeles, providing M&A, capital markets, financial restructuring, including the Relativity Media and Weinstein Company bankruptcies and subsequent sales. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Wieshofer was a Partner and Managing Director at MESA, a boutique advisory investment bank, where she spearheaded investment banking, strategy, and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space with a particular focus on intellectual property stemming from entertainment content development, production and distribution. Ms. Wieshofer’s experience also includes prominent roles at Media Rights Capital, Alliance Atlantis Communications and Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants. Ms. Wieshofer is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC), a member of the Board of Directors of Film2Future and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the Rotman School of Management. Ms. Wieshofer is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and obtained the ICD.D designation in 2018.