“I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced a better time to be an entrepreneur than now. The rapid changes taking place in so many sectors – from media to software to medical devices – are truly incredible.”
Troy brings to Growthink more than 20 years of experience advising corporations at all stages of development, from start-up firms to Fortune 500 companies. Troy joined Growthink’s Los Angeles office after serving as the founding Principal of MBL, an advisory firm that assisted clients in all areas of business, including developing their strategies, raising capital, restructuring operations, sourcing partners, and drafting business plans and offering documents. Also a seasoned entrepreneur, he helped found, manage and invest in several start-up companies, primarily in the New Media, healthcare, wellness, consumer products, and technology sectors while at and before MBL.
Troy additionally worked as an Associate in the Investment Banking and Merchant Banking Divisions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ, now CS First Boston). At DLJ, he helped manage equity and debt capital raises, mergers & acquisitions transactions, merchant banking investment evaluations, and other financial advisory services.
As Engagement Partner, Troy serves as the firm’s senior investment banking executive and transaction specialist. Since joining Growthink in 2008, he has been instrumental in building Growthink’s integrated strategy, investment banking and venture practice. Troy is also the Executive Editor of the upcoming blog and website, The Shift Network (TSN), dedicated to the rapidly evolving media, entertainment and marketing sectors. TSN will provide high quality, interactive content for executives at traditional and new media companies, including publishers, content providers, technology firms, marketers, and service providers. Troy is the author of the quarterly market snapshot, “THE BIG SHIFT: Tracking Convergence Media,” which reviews recent key trends, transactions and news in the media industry.
Troy holds a JD from the Law School and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, where he won the Faculty Award and was elected to the Raven Society. He has a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University. He holds the Series 79 and 63 securities licenses. Troy is an active angel investor.
If you would like to receive a copy of Troy’s upcoming Strategy Brief, “Surviving and Thriving in a Rapidly Evolving PR Environment - Incorporating New and Social Media Expertise into Your Agency’s Services,” email him here.
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