CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT
Michael Donahue is Founder and President of Columbia Capital Advisors, Inc. and Columbia Capital Securities, Inc. He is a corporate and securities lawyer, corporate advisor and investment banker working with emerging growth and middle market companies focusing on assisting them in raising capital and developing the business’ ability to raise capital. This includes equity and debt financings, private placements, venture capital, private equity, initial and secondary public offerings, PIPEs, alternative going public strategies including reverse mergers and financings coupled with reverse mergers. Mr. Donahue is a frequent speaker at conferences on these strategies.
He is the Founder and President of Columbia Capital Securities, Inc. He manages its investment banking operations and works with clients on raising capital and mergers and acquisitions. Michael Donahue is Founder and President of Columbia Capital Advisors, Inc. where he provides financial consulting services to companies in developing what they need to enhance value and raise capital or to sell the company. He focuses on innovative and alternative strategies for raising capital.
Mr. Donahue is a corporate and securities lawyer previously with several firms including Holland & Knight LLP and Richardson & Patel LLP where he has guided corporate clients on capital financings and the legal and regulatory requirements for publicly-traded companies. He has represented public and private companies, investment banking and other securities firms, investment advisory firms and investment funds focusing on public and private offerings and SEC and FINRA regulatory matters.
Mr. Donahue started his career as an attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in its Division of Enforcement and Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C. and was a Branch Chief, Enforcement in the SEC Los Angeles Regional Office.
Mr. Donahue is Chairman of the Corporate Capital Forum, Inc. which presents conferences on raising capital for emerging growth companies. Mr. Donahue has been active in organizing and speaking at conferences on raising capital for several years and has been a speaker at over 60 conferences in the past several years. He was a co-founder of the Investment Capital Conference presented by the Los Angeles Venture Association and served as its Chairman for 11 years. Under his leadership, the Investment Capital Conference grew to become one of the largest non-profit conferences in the country on financing high growth companies. He was Co-Chairman of the World Capital Conference in China focusing on Chinese companies raising capital and going public in the United States.
Roger Zickfeld is a Managing Director of Columbia Capital Advisors, Inc. and Columbia Capital Securities, Inc. He has extensive experience as a senior corporate executive, investment banker and consulting executive with a diverse skill set and domain expertise in the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries.
He was previously an investment banker and Managing Director with Salem Partners and B. Riley & Co., Inc., where he was a senior medical device and pharma investment banker providing strategic advisory services, private placements, PIPEs and M&A services. He was a Managing Director with Coldwater Associates, LLC, a boutique corporate strategy and capital advisory firm focused on emerging technology and life sciences companies.
Mr. Zickfeld held several senior executive positions with Karl Storz Endoscopy, including President of the Extracorporeal Lithotripsy Division, Senior Vice President and corporate level Chief Financial Officer, President of a captive sales division and Vice President, Finance and Administration. Karl Storz is a $1 billion+ revenue medical device company.
He also had executive experience in emerging companies as CEO of Gene Connections, a gene discovery technology venture spin-off from UCLA, Executive-in-Residence with Slo Media Incubator and COO of StreamExchange.com. Mr. Zickfeld was Manager, General Management Consulting Group of KPMG. Prior to this he was a Supervising Senior with Ernst & Young.
He received a B.S., Magna cum Laude, Business Administration from University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
23+ YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AS AN INVESTMENT BANKER, LAWYER, PRINCIPAL INVESTOR AT A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT FIRM AND SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE AT A MAJOR STUDIO.
20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FILM, MUSIC AND TELEVISION INDUSTRIES INVESTMENT BANKING, INCLUDING PRIVATE PLACEMENTS, VALUATIONS, STRATEGIC ADVISORY, SELL/BUY-SIDE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, RESTRUCTURING, FINANCIAL DUE-DILIGENCE, MARKET-SIZING, FILM GROSS/PROFIT PARTICIPATIONS AND FINANCIAL MODELING.
20+ YEARS OPERATING EXPERIENCE IN THE TELEVISION, FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRIES. HAS RUN MAJOR TV STUDIOS FOR CBS AND FOX, AND HAD SENIOR LEVEL PROGRAMMING POSITIONS AT MTV AND OXYGEN.