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 presently provides financial and operational consulting to a plethora of media and entertainment clients, ranging from established well-known firms to early stage companies. In addition, Errol is a partner in Modulus Music Studios, Drumhead Magazine, CareGround, LLC and Aficionado Media.

Errol was most recently employed as the Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Entertainment at Gruppo, Levey & Co., a boutique investment bank in New York City, where he 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. Errol performed merger and acquisition advisory work, raised capital and provided general financial advisory services.

As an avid musician, Errol has played guitar, drums, bass and keyboards both live and on recordings. Errol 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 studio in NYC, which he also uses to record and produce other musical artists.

Errol has also worked at entertainment companies such as 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) and FanDistro, a facilitator of online music distribution.

Earlier in his career, Errol spent 23 years financing media and entertainment companies ranging from post-venture capital enterprises to mature media conglomerates. Errol founded and Co-Managed private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson’s first mezzanine debt fund, and founded media and entertainment finance practices at GE Capital and Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas). Prior employers include The Bank of New York and The Chase Manhattan Bank.

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. Mr. Antzis lives with his wife Deborah, an actress, and his daughter Thea, in Northern Westchester, NY.

Besides work Mr. Antzis enjoys music, exercise and travel. Mr. Antzis also has a first-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate.

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.



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  • Agency Banks On Antzis – Variety
    Gotham-based Metropolitan Talent signed investment banker Errol Antzis as chief financial officer on Monday. He will oversee company finances, strategic planning and new business initiative…..
  • Agency & Management News – Encore
    Errol Antzis has been named Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Talent…..
  • Executive Turntable – Billboard
    TOURING: Metropolitan Talent names Errol Antzis CFO and a member of its board of directors. He was co-manager/principal of VSS Mezzanine Partners……
  • Metropolitan Talent Names CFO – Encore
    NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Errol Antzis has been named Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Talent……
  • Metropolitan Talent Press Release – FindLaw
    NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Metropolitan Talent, Inc. today announced the appointment of Errol Antzis to the position of Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the company…..

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    Spending his days as a financial advisor in digital and entertainment media and rocking out in his private recording studio at night, Antzis is the an unlikely rock star.
  • The MBA Media and Entertainment Conference (Bio)
    Errol R. Antzis joined Veronis Suhler Stevenson in 2002 as Managing Director and Principal, and is the Co-Manager of VSS Mezzanine Partners, L.P., a fund that invests in Media and Communications c
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    “Errol Antzis (Course 6) has now fully ensconced himself in the music business. Besides serving as CFO of Metropolitan Talent, Inc., an independent diversified entertainment company….
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    Errol R. Antzis serves as Co-Manager and Managing Director of VSS Mezzanine Partners, L.P. He is jointly responsible for the origination, underwriting, structuring and management….
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      Psychoteria is Errol Antzis on guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and vocals. Having been a musician for over 25 years, Mr. Antzis combines a broad range of stylistic influences…..
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      The recent release of Psychoteria by NYC-based guitarist Errol Antzis will be the ticket to establishing his name with instrumental guitar fans. Performing everything from guitars and bass to keyboards…..
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