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September 07, 2017

Guggenheim Securities Expands Media and Entertainment Investment Banking Practice

NEW YORK – Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced today that three senior investment bankers have joined the firm’s Technology, Media, and Telecom practice. Stephen Finkel, Ethan Sawyer, and Ori Winitzer have all joined as Senior Managing Directors and will focus on advising companies across the media and entertainment sectors.

“New technologies and business models are driving significant change and opportunities for companies in the media and entertainment industries,” said Mark Van Lith, Co-CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities. “The additions of Stephen, Ethan, and Ori represent a substantial investment in our core media and entertainment franchise, enhancing our capabilities to advise our clients as they navigate a rapidly evolving landscape. We look forward to their success at Guggenheim.”

Stephen Finkel has almost 20 years of experience in investment banking. Most recently, Mr. Finkel was a Managing Director at Rothschild, Inc. where he spent 10 years focused on advising global media and sports companies. Prior to Rothschild, he was a Director on Credit Suisse’s Media & Telecom investment banking team and a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardell. Mr. Finkel is also an Adjunct Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where he has served for over 10 years. Mr. Finkel received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Tufts University.

Ethan Sawyer has 15 years of experience in investment banking. He joins Guggenheim from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director in the Media and Communications Group and Head of Global Entertainment Investment Banking. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Mr. Sawyer received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Ori Winitzer joins from LionTree where he was among the firm’s earliest employees and built its product focused on emerging companies, LionTree Growth. Prior to LionTree, Mr. Winitzer was a member of Rothschild’s Media and Technology investment banking team. He has experience across both emerging media platforms and traditional models. Mr. Winitzer received his M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School and his B.A. from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Messrs. Finkel, Sawyer, and Winitzer are all based in Guggenheim’s New York office.


About Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $290 billion1 in assets under management. Across our three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, we have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. With more than 2,300 professionals based in more than 25 offices around the world, our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity. We invite you to learn more about our expertise and values by visiting GuggenheimPartners.com and following us on Twitter at twitter.com/guggenheimptnrs.

1Assets under management are as of 06.30.2017 and include consulting services for clients whose assets are valued at approximately $62bn.


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Ellen Cunningham
Guggenheim Partners
212.518.9578
Ellen.N.Cunningham@GuggenheimPartners.com



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