Guggenheim Securities Expands Media and Entertainment Investment Banking Practice

For Hire

Guggenheim Securities has announced 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.

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