Team and Board at Eraspire
President & CEO
Ishaan Patel is the President & CEO of Eraspire.
He oversees the global Acquisitions strategy of Digital Media, eCommerce, and Internet Companies, which requires a focus on Integration while maximizing shareholder value and delivering exponential growth.
Mr. Patel is responsible for all things digital to drive revenue growth.
He leads with a focus on delivering profitable customer and viewership acquisition, and customer and viewership retention, as those are the lifeblood of any Digital Media company.
Mr. Patel prioritizes attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent possible, along with providing Learning and Development resources for all talent to Increase Sales, Overall Revenue, and Profitability.
Alvaro Palacios is the Global Chief Operating Officer of Newsweek Media Group.
“…the full package of skills to lead any business to its maximum profitability.”
Chief Sales Mentor
Tracy Donahue is the Leader of National Digital Media Sales at Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), a $2 Billion Dollar in Annual Revenue Media Conglomerate.
Ms. Donahue has 19+ years of experience in Advertising Strategy, Investing in Advertising, Digital Strategy, Innovation That Increases Revenues, and Direct Marketing in the following verticals:
eCommerce, Consumer Goods, Shopper Marketing, Technology, Telecommunications/Wireless, Retail, Casual Dining, Pharmaceuticals, Home Improvements, Home Electronics and Appliances, and Financial Services.
Chief Transaction Law Mentor / Board Member
Mr. Amdur is a partner in the New York office of Pillsbury, and a member of the Corporate Department.
Mr. Amdur’s representative matters include:
KKR & Co., L.P. in numerous matters, including the US$2.4 billion acquisition of Sedgwick, the acquisition of Alliant Insurance Services from The Blackstone Group, and the acquisition of Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
Internet Brands operates a portfolio of more than 100 vertical brannds such as automobiles, careers, health, home, monney, shopping, travels, and more.
Leonard Green & Partners in numerous matters, including the US$3 billion acquisition, along with TPG Capital, of J. Crew, the US$1.6 billion acquisition of Jo-Ann Stores and the US$225 million acquisition of Lucky Brand Jeans
Actavis plc in numerous matters, including the US$25 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories, the US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc and the US$5.65 billion acquisition of Actavis Group by the former Watson Pharmaceuticals
Caesars Acquisition Company in numerous matters, including its pending US$3.2 billion merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation
The Raine Group in numerous matters, including its growth equity investment in DraftKings
Goldman Sachs & Co. as financial advisor to The Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. in its US$52 billion acquisition by InBev S.A. and to Zillow in its US$3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and PQ Corporation in the US$1.515 billion sale of Niagara Holdings and PQ Corporation to The Carlyle Group
- JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2004
- BA, Yale University, 2001
- Internet & Digital Media
- Entertainment, Sports & Media
- Retail & Consumer Products
Bar Qualification :New York
Co-Chief Auditing Mentor / Board Member
Ed Rodriguez is a recently retired Partner from KPMG in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Rodriguez has extensive experience serving large, complex, multi-national public technology companies, with Auditing and Performing Due Diligence on several transactions.
Mr. Rodriguez’ representative matters include:
Avnet, Inc, one of the world’s largest providers of electronic components and embedded solutions that does $26.2 Billion in Annual Revenue,
Where Mr. Rodriguez served as Global Lead Partner of this Fortune 125 Company
Insight Enterprises, one of the world’s largest providers of computer hardware, software, cloud solutions, and technology services to business, government, education, and healthcare sectors that does $5.5 Billion in Annual Revenue,
Where Mr. Rodriguez served as Global Lead Partner of this Fortune 500 Company
Swift Transportation, one of the United States’ largest providers of transportation services that does $4 Billion in Annual Revenue,
Mr. Rodriguez served as Lead Partner of this Fortune 1000 Company
Nvidia, the world’s leading designer and producer of graphics processors and related technologies for computer and mobile devices that does $6.91 Billion in Annual Revenue,
Mr. Rodriguez served as Lead Partner
Siemens, one of the world’s largest electronics and electrical engineering companies that does $75.6 Billion in Annual Revenue,
Co-Chief Auditing Mentor / Board Member
Jim Atwell is the National Managing Partner of Media, Technology, and Telecommunications at Deloitte.
Mr. Atwell has more than 30 years of professional services experience in the areas of venture capital, accounting, and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), having led more than 50 IPOs in his career.
In his current role, Mr. Atwell leads the team responsible for providing services to rapidly growing companies.
This team helps early stage companies grow into the next generation of market leaders and guides them through the steps required to go public.
A number of these companies have not only become household names but have also joined the elite Fortune 500.
Mr. Atwell’s Representative IPOs served include:
Cisco Systems, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of Internet protocol-based networking products in the communication and technology Industries that does $47.9 Billion in Annual Revenue
Polycom, a multinational corporation that develops and markets a line of voice, video, web and data collaboration services for healthcare, finance, and education Industries that does $1.2 Billion in Annual Revenue
Solera Holdings, one of the world’s largest providers of risk and asset management software and services for the automotive and property and casualty insurance Industries, that does $1.14 Billion in Annual Revenue
Mr. Atwell’s Representative Public Company clients include:
HP, one of the world’s largest providers of Technology Infrastructure, hardware, software, servers, printers, and storage solutions, that does $48.5 Billion in Annual Revenue
Intel, the world’s largest designers and builder of processors, motherboards, electronic disk, storage, and mobile chips, that does $56.5 Billion in Annual Revenue
eBay, one of the world’s largest online auction and eCommerce platforms that enables people and businesses to buy and sell a variety of goods and services, that does $8.8 Billion in Annual Revenue
Sony, one of the world’s largest designers, developers, manufacturers, and sellers of electronic equipment, Instruments, and devices, that does $68.7 Billion in Annual Revenue