Phil Palazzo, founder, PALAZZO Investment Bankers
Philip A. Palazzo, Jr.
Founder and President
Phil Palazzo founded PALAZZO with the desire to create an M&A firm focused on the strategic deal making and operational advisory services needed by management of todayâ€™s marketing services agencies.
To date, Phil
has acted as advisor on some of the industryâ€™s highest profile transactions, and also designed long-term growth strategies for clients looking to improve their firmsâ€™ operations and build their enterprise value.
Phil brings more than 30 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and investment banking to his New York City based firm, including:
Partner and Managing Director of an M&A advisory firm focused on the marketing services industry.
CEO of MC2
, an event-marketing firm for corporate events, meetings, exhibits and environments.
President of Ammirati Puris Lintas
, where he
oversaw $600 million in revenue as a member of the worldwide board.
General Manager, CFO, and Partner of the renowned and highly respected Ammirati & Puris advertising agency.
Phil led the highly successful sale of the agency to IPG delivering a remarkable 25:1 return on equity to shareholders.
experience within the banking and marketing worlds as a former owner and seller provides a unique perspective to clients in digital advertising, public relations, media buying, and other marketing services sectors seeking M&A and financial counsel.
Phil is often quoted in the press and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, where he is a recognized expert in developing practical strategies for creating and driving shareholder value, and in helping owners formulate succession and exit strategies.
David brings 30 years of experience to PALAZZO, including:
Robert Solomon joined PALAZZO to oversee the firmâ€™s Strategic Advisory practice, bringing years of experience as a senior marketing executive, consultant, author, speaker, and coach.
"I've worked closely with Phil
at each important inflection point in my history with McKinney.
is fortunate to have partnered with PALAZZO
was instrumental in making my acquisition of The Dowd Agency
sound counsel helped me understand the nuances of the deal and his
negotiating skill was greatly appreciated by both agencies.
I have been in the PR business for 30 years and Phil's
counsel is as good as it gets."
"Hiring Phil Palazzo
proved to be one of the best investments Iâ€™ve made for my company.
"When I hired Phil
to help me sell my business I had no idea how valuable he
would prove to be.
developed an innovative incentive compensation plan for our key executives delivering significant value to the agency.
has been a long time, trusted advisor and partner to TargetCast.
team led this transaction every step of the way and delivered an outstanding result.
provided invaluable insight and counsel throughout a highly confidential sales process.
helps entrepreneurs by showing how the price they will get for their business seven years from now can be dramatically enhanced by the decisions, processes, and planning they put in place today."
"For us, results count, and for us, Phil Palazzo
has drawn on his
rich experience as a communication executive to provide our firm strategic and financial counsel that has been instrumental in our growth."