Russ Regan Joins Crescent Financial Partners Advisory Board

Crescent Financial Partners, the Los Angeles private equity merchant banking firm that caters to early-stage and middle market clients, will add Russ Regan to its advisory board. He has worked on Academy Award nominated projects and with UNI Records and 20th Century Records.


LOS ANGELES–Russell Armstrong, Managing Director of Crescent Financial Partners, Inc., a private equity merchant banking firm that provides a range of services for early stage and middle market companies, is pleased to announce that record industry executive Russ Regan will join the company’s Advisory Board. The goal of this appointment is to open doors for the firm with regard to entertainment industry opportunities, utilizing Regan’s four decades of executive leadership in the space.
A long-time record industry executive, and described by many as “The Man with the Golden Ear,” Regan’s key executive positions include President of UNI Records and President of 20th Century Records. Credits include promoting some of Motown’s most notable artists such as: Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson; and industry luminaries such as Elton John, Neil Diamond, Barry White, and Olivia Newton-John, acknowledge Regan as a major force behind their success.
Additionally, Regan’s film discography consulting projects include Academy Award nominated works: Chariots of Fire, Flashdance, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Towering Inferno. Films like Endless Love, Karate Kid, Stayin’ Alive, A Chorus Line, and Spinal Tap, can also be added to the long list of music consulting projects throughout Regan’s career.
“The entertainment industry is at an interesting crossroad,” remarked Armstrong. “This is an industry that is searching for new business models to generate revenues and attract investment capital from both the public and private sector.”
Added Regan: “My role as an advisor for Crescent Financial Partners will be to use my experience and relationships to source viable entertainment opportunities for the firm, while simultaneously acting as a voice for those entrepreneurs in the industry who may not have access to firms such as Crescent.”
Regan will join a prestigious group of Crescent Financial Partners Advisory Board Members including: Dr. Michael Nobel, Reed E. Hundt, Dr. Alan B. Salisbury, Steve Mayer, Philip G. Ruggieri and Gary Goddard.
About Crescent Financial Partners, Inc. (CFP)
Los Angeles-based Crescent Financial Partners, Inc. is a private equity merchant banking firm, focused on early stage and middle market opportunities. CFP is a principal investor, providing project and growth funding, business development expertise, and strategic and financial guidance.