Being a CEO does not mean that you cannot enjoy life as well. In reality, many CEO’s start their careers in different branches and end up where they are. Brian C. Mulligan is one of them, as he started his very successful career as one of the foundering members of the Entertainment Specialty Practice unit in PwC to become the CEO of Brooknol Advisors. His life has not been an easy one in the market that is constantly changing, but he managed to succeed in doing what he wants.
He is now the CEO of Brooknol Advisors, but throughout his 30-year long career he has been CEO, Chairman, COO or CFO position of virtually every media/entertainment climbing to the top. In spite of his various positions, from Co-Chairman of Universal Pictures, CEO of Universal Television, Chairman of FOX Broadcasting and Cable, EVP/CFO of a Fortune 50 Company to Senior Executive Advisor Boston Consulting, Vice Chairman of Media/Telecom of Money Center Bank, he managed to get some time to work privately as well. He was involved in over 175 billion dollars of entertainment and media transactions.
Brian C. Mulligan likes to say that he considers himself a fortunate man and a man of strong character. He says that after years of studying hard and working smart, he has managed to achieve this current success he now enjoys. Having worked in so many companies, he is also one of the most versatile and most prominent people of today. Not only has he worked so much, but he also managed to achieve many things in the companies he was employed in. Brian is also a featured industry speaker on sports (such as the Aspen Sports Institute), entertainment and emerging businesses.
His versatility can be seen in the fact that he received several honors, like “One of the 50 Most Powerful People in Hollywood”, Premiere Magazine, “One of the Ten Most Prominent Bankers in Hollywood”, Los Angeles Business Journal, “One of the Leading Investment Bankers on Emerging Business Models”, TMT Quarterly and Law 360, 5 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships and Dean’s List GPA every semester at USC and every quarter at UCLA. He is also involved in charities and political causes. For example, he helped to raise 90 million dollars for schools in “A Better LA” event. He also coached youth tackle football and travel basketball, and served as a commissioner of youth basketball leagues. His publications include “Volunteering is the best way into the sports business” and “Can sports save the newspaper business” and others in Fields of Green.