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 being a 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 and financial advisory services. 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. Ms. Wieshofer’s experience also includes prominent roles at Media Rights Capital, Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants and Alliance Atlantis Communications. Ms. Wieshofer is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Film2Future, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the Rotman School of Management, and the Chair of the Women’s Volleyball Be Extraordinary Campaign at Western University.