Ms. Wieshofer is a results-orientated, highly motivated financial executive with thirty years of diversified public and private company, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and tax and accounting experience primarily in digital and traditional media. Significant transactional experience with a proven ability to successfully negotiate, execute, integrate and monitor financings, sell-side engagements, acquisitions, IPOs and restructurings.
Ms. Wieshofer’s professional background includes Head of Media and Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s TMT Corporate Finance Group, based out of Los Angeles, providing mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial advisory and financial restructuring services including the Weinstein Company and Relativity Media bankruptcies and subsequent sales. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Wieshofer was Partner and Managing Director at MESA, a boutique advisory investment bank, where she spearheaded investment banking, strategy, and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space with a particular focus on intellectual property stemming from entertainment content development, production and distribution. Her background also includes Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Corporate Development at Lionsgate Entertainment where she oversaw the company’s mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic financial initiatives including the acquisitions and integration of Trimark Pictures, Artisan Entertainment and Redbus Films Distribution U.K. to name a few, as well as the sale of Lionsgate Studios and the Canadian distribution business. Ms. Wieshofer’s experience also includes prominent roles at Media Rights Capital, Alliance Atlantis Communications and Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants.
Ms. Wieshofer is currently Lead Director at Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TBRD, OTC: THBRF), a member of the Board of Directors at Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC) and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the Rotman School of Management. Ms. Wieshofer holds a BA from Western University (fka University of Western Ontario), an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and obtained the ICD.D designation in 2018.