Shamrock Capital promoted Laura Held and Jason Sklar to partnerships at the firm. Held worked at Shamrock for eight years focused on private equity. She is on the boards of Wpromote and Mobilitie. She worked at The Walt Disney Co before joining Shamrock. Sklar worked at Shamrock since 2015 and focuses on entertainment IP strategy. Before, he was an executive director with J.P. Morgan’s entertainment industries group.
Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that Laura Held and Jason Sklar have been made Partners of the firm.
“We are very excited to have Laura and Jason join the partnership,” said Steve Royer, Partner at Shamrock Capital. “Both of them have shown tireless dedication to the firm, a keen understanding of their respective areas of expertise and the ability to identify investment opportunities that have been instrumental in Shamrock’s growth and success. I look forward to continuing to work with them, now as my partners.”
Laura Held has been with Shamrock Capital for eight years and focuses on private equity strategy. Ms. Held currently serves as a director of Wpromote and Mobilitie and previously served on the boards of Questex, RBmedia, and as a board observer of Wazee Digital. Prior to joining Shamrock, she worked at The Walt Disney Company. She also has prior experience at The Carlyle Group and Credit Suisse. Ms. Held graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jason Sklar has been with Shamrock since 2015 and focuses on Entertainment IP strategy. Prior to joining Shamrock, Mr. Sklar was an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan’s Entertainment Industries Group. He also has prior experience at Bank of America and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Sklar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona and earned an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.
About Shamrock Capital
Shamrock Capital is a Los Angeles-based investment firm with approximately $1.9 billion of assets under management, investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. Shamrock was originally founded in 1978 as the family investment company for the late Roy E. Disney and has since evolved into an institutional money manager with a leading group of investors including endowment and pension funds. Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. In addition to its diverse portfolio of Entertainment IP, Shamrock’s current investments include Ad Results Media, Appetize, Branded Cities, DeCurtis, FanDuel, Iyuno Media Group, Maple Media, Mobilitie, Omega Wireless, Pixellot, and Wpromote. For more information, visit shamrockcap.com.