The life of Errol Antzis doesn’t fit into a tidy slot—he’s been a CFO, financier, and entrepreneur, he’s an accomplished guitar player, and he has a black belt in karate. But during his time at MIT, he had one career in mind: professional musician.Jay London | M.I.T News Magazine
Errol Antzis is a tenured media and entertainment finance professional and entrepreneur as well as a professional musician. Errol has over 25 years of experience in private equity and commercial and investment banking, as well as over 10 years of work as a media company owner and operator. In addition, Errol is a professional guitarist and songwriter, having released three of his own CD’s to date and performed nationwide in professional bands and venues.
Errol is presently the Senior Managing Director of Goldmark Advisers, Inc., a boutique investment bank providing merger and acquisition advisory services and capital formation to firms ranging from startups to middle market in size, predominantly in the media and entertainment industries. Errol is also a licensed real estate salesperson with Houlihan Lawrence, serving Northern Westchester. Errol’s ongoing entrepreneurial pursuits include ownership interests in Drumhead Magazine, Aficionado Media, Fandistro and PledgeMusic.
Errol has given presentations at many media, entertainment and financial seminars and functions, and has written feature editorial content for publications ranging from Billboard to Multichannel News. He also is an avid contributor – via funding and services – to numerous charitable organizations, including Born Free USA, the IMES PTO and others.
Errol was chosen to be the keynote speaker at the May, 2016 M.I.T. Enterprise Forum. His discussion, titled “Chaos at the Intersection of Music, Money and Technology” was presented to an audience of financiers, entrepreneurs and business people associated with, or interested in, the business aspects of the entertainment industry.
Errol’s previous professional endeavors include the following:
- Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Entertainment at Gruppo, Levey & Co., a boutique investment bank in New York City, where Errol worked with middle-market companies in both traditional and new media, including online social networking, content production and distribution, online search, and B2B and B2C sales businesses
- Chief Financial Officer at Metropolitan Talent, managers of Art Garfunkel, The Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby, as well as promoters of concerts at Madison Square Garden and other venues
- Founder and Co-Manager of the first Mezzanine Fund at private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson
- Founder and Group Head of Banque Paribas’ Media and Entertainment Finance Division, managing a $3 billion portfolio of senior and mezzanine debt and equity investments
- Founder and Managing Director of EMX, a division of GE Capital, financing media and entertainment enterprises ranging from the middle market to multinational
- Prior employers include The Bank of New York and The Chase Manhattan Bank
As an avid musician, Errol has played guitar, drums, bass and keyboards both live and on recordings. He has released three CD’s to date under the moniker “Psychoteria”, the most recent of which is titled “I Think I’ll Just Stay Home”. Please click here to visit the Psychoteria site and listen to the music. Errol recorded, engineered and mixed the CD’s at his music studio in NYC, where he has also recorded and produced other musical artists. Errol, his family and his recording studio now reside in Northern Westchester, where he continues his efforts in finance, music and family.
Errol graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a double-minor in Economics and Music, and graduated in 1982 from New York University with an MBA in Corporate Finance.
And if the above is not enough, Errol also has a first-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate!