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PALAZZO served as exclusive financial adviser to Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago, in its sale to Advantage Solutions. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing c... more.
LEADERSHIP | Palazzo
Philip Palazzo, Jr.
Philip Palazzo, Jr. FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT Philip Palazzo, Jr. FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT Phil Palazzo is recognized as a leading expert within the marketing services, digital and media industries in creating and maximizing shareholder value on behalf of his clients. With 30-plus years as a banker, agency owner and operator, he combines unrivaled, hands-on agency management experience with strategic and technical banking skills. As a former agency owner who navigated several highly successful sales on behalf of his partners, Phil is able to provide a truly unique perspective to clients seeking M&A and financial counsel. Prior to founding PALAZZO, Phil's industry experience includes: 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 firm's Strategic Advisory practice, bringing years of experience as a senior marketing executive, consultant, author, speaker, and coach.
PALAZZO INVESTMENT BANKERS - BRANDINGETC
Philip Palazzo president, PALAZZO Investment Bankers
From Madison Avenue to 57th Street it has been wonderful to watch PALAZZO succeed and grow from a M&A firm to an Investment Bank.
PALAZZO | Investment Bankers - Leadership
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. His 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: Bob Petisi joined PALAZZO's team in January 2015. 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. "Engine is fortunate to have partnered with PALAZZO. "Phil Palazzo was instrumental in making my acquisition of The Dowd Agency a reality. His 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. "Phil developed an innovative incentive compensation plan for our key executives delivering significant value to the agency. "PALAZZO has been a long time, trusted advisor and partner to TargetCast. Phil and his team led this transaction every step of the way and delivered an outstanding result. "Phil provided invaluable insight and counsel throughout a highly confidential sales process. "Phil 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 delivers. Phil 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."
Phil Palazzo, Founder and President, PALAZZO Advisory | Acquisition
Philip A. Palazzo, Jr., Founder and President, PALAZZO Advisory
Philip A. Palazzo, Jr., Founder and President, PALAZZO Advisory: Phil Palazzo has a long a nd highly successful history in advertising, marketing services, and investment banking, where he occupied executive positions in a variety of companies, including: • AdMedia Partners, where for the past five years he served as Partner and Managing Director of the M & A advisory services firm. • MC2, where he was CEO of this national provider of corporate events, meetings, exhibits, and environments. • Ammirati Puris Lintas, the legendary advertising agency, where he joined the firm as CFO and ultimately served as President, International Operations and as a member of the worldwide board. As President, Phil was responsible for $600 million in revenue, 42 offices, and 5,000 employees. Reporting to the Chairman, he oversaw three regional presidents, plus worldwide M & A strategy, information technology, finance, human resources, and strategic planning. While at Ammirati, Phil negotiated the sale of that agency to Boase Massimi Pollitt, the eventual repurchase from parent company Omnicom, and the highly successful sale of the agency to The Interpublic Group of Companies, delivering a remarkable 25:1 return on equity to shareholders. 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.