Shamrock recruits Barnum as an operating partner

Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC, an alternative investment firm focused on middle-market media, entertainment and communications companies, has named Brian Barnum as an operating partner. Barnum’s past roles include serving as chief operating officer of Brighter Inc and chief financial officer/COO of The Rubicon Project.


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2017) — Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC, an alternative investment firm focused on opportunities in middle market media, entertainment and communications, announced today that Brian Barnum has joined the firm as Operating Partner.

“We have known Brian for decades and are thrilled that he is joining Shamrock as an Operating Partner,” commented Steve Royer, Partner. “Brian brings a wealth of expertise as both a C-Level executive and advisor within our investment sectors. This experience will be invaluable to our portfolio companies and future investments.”

Prior to joining Shamrock, Mr. Barnum held numerous senior executive roles for privately held media, communications and technology companies including COO of Brighter, Inc., COO/CFO of The Rubicon Project, COO/CFO of, President of Dex Media’s digital businesses after it acquired, CFO of, and CFO of Transaction Network Services.  Preceding his roles as an operating executive, Mr. Barnum worked at investment banks Bankers Trust Company and Alex. Brown & Sons.

“Shamrock has a strong track record of investing in the media and communications space, and I am honored to be working alongside this team,” stated Brian Barnum. “These sectors have never been more dynamic and I look forward to working closely with the portfolio companies to build overall enterprise value.” Shamrock is based in Los Angeles and is currently investing out of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund IV, a $700 million private equity vehicle.

About Shamrock Capital Advisors
Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC is a Los Angeles-based alternative investment firm with approximately $1.8 billion of assets under management investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. Shamrock’s current investments include Appetize, Consilio, FanDuel, Giant Creative/Strategy, Isolation Network, Maple Media, Mobilitie, Questex, Recorded Books, Screenvision Media, Silvergate Media and Wazee Digital. For more information, visit