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 800 investment bankers in 44 countries. In 1996, Reed co-founded Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, the TMT specialist firm in NYC, and has been an investment banker for 27 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 founder of Fathers magazine, Associate Publisher of The New Republic, Vice President of The Washington Weekly and Circulation Director of The Washington Monthly.
He is treasurer of the Foreign Policy Association and on the advisory board of the Hudson Union Society.
A.B., Duke University
Securities Industry Registrations: Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99