Reed is President of Oaklins International, the leading middle-market global investment bank, ranked #1 worldwide by Mergermarket for middle-market M&A transactions. Oaklins has 850 investment bankers in 45 countries. In 1996, Reed co-founded Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, the TMT specialist firm in NYC, and has been an investment banker for 30 years during which time he has completed over 200 M&A transactions with companies such as ABRY Partners, Conde Nast, Dow Jones, Infogroup, Mergermarket, News Corporation, The New York Times Company, Shamrock Holdings, Time Inc., Televisa, TPG Growth and WPP.
He is frequently called on to comment on media and technology M&A by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, the Financial Times, the New York Post and Bloomberg TV. He was awarded “Media Deal of the Year” by Mergers & Acquisitions in 2007.
Earlier in his career he was Associate Publisher of The New Republic. As an entrepreneur, he participated in two startups backed by venture capital, Fathers Magazine where he was Founder/CEO and The Washington Weekly where he was Vice President.
He holds an A.B. from Duke University.