Downtown Music Publishing Names Alan Goodstadt Chief Financial Officer
September 26, 2016 at 12:17 PM (PT)
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING has named ALAN GOODSTADT Chief Financial Officer., overseeing the company's global finance and accounting operations while reporting to CEO JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ.
GOODSTADT has over 20 years of investment banking, private equity, entrepreneurial and managerial experience as co-founder and managing partner of AMPLIFIED CAPITAL PARTNERS, an investment company that launched a chain of music schools in the NEW YORK area. Prior to that, GOODSTADT was a partner at REDWOOD CAPITAL, a boutique investment bank serving the technology, communications, media, and business services industries. He ran the digital media practice, focusing on the emerging digital music sector.
Commenting on the appointment KALIFOWITZ said: "As DOWNTOWN continues expanding its global reach, technology platform and client services offering, ALAN is the ideal executive to lead finance for us. Whether it be an acquisition, partnership, or royalty advance financing, his wide-ranging experience in media banking will be invaluable to our clients and their advisors in the months and years ahead."
GOODSTADT was a Managing Director and Head of Retail Mergers & Acquisitions at MERRILL LYNCH and a Managing Director and Head of Consumer Retail Mergers & Acquisitions at BANK OF AMERICA SECURITIES. He was a Director at CSFB EQUITY PARTNERS, a private equity fund controlled by CREDIT SUISSE, where he led deal teams in executing and monitoring investments primarily in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. He began his career at CHEMICAL BANK (now JP MORGAN CHASE as a credit officer working with small businesses.
He has served on the EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT VENTURES and the Advisory Board of THE JAM NYC, a recreational music organization for amateur musicians. He holds an MBA from THE WHARTON SCHOOL of the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.