Mr. White is the Senior Managing Partner for CPG. His career has spanned being involved in the highest levels from Broadway, to Capitol Hill, to Wall Street, to Silicon Valley and to Hollywood. For over 20 years he has been among the nation's top capital raising leaders from multiple sources both domestic and international for his clients in media and entertainment, film, concerts, sports, technology, energy, consumer/retail, hotel/gaming, transportation, telecommunications and financial services.
Eric brings a truly unique mix of experiences as a banker and operational executive and throughout his career he has utilized his extensive highest-level relationships for the benefit of his clientele. He was the founder, CEO and Chairman of Broadbay Networks that in 2000 was hailed as "the fastest growing company in Silicon Valley" at the time of the technology boom. In finance, Eric has worked as a Managing Director for Forte Partners (San Francisco) where he lead a team in closing multiple media and entertainment transaction; Director of Corporate Finance for Imperial Capital (Los Angeles/New York); and as a Senior Advisor to Chanin Capital Partners (Los Angeles/New York), where he specialized in media and entertainment and technology transactions. Prior to that he was President and CEO of National Public Affairs Group, a Washington public affairs, fundraising and political powerhouse. He has advised the President of the United States, Senators, Congressmen and Governors as well as some of the world's largest companies in media and multiple other sectors. Mr. White’s firm was also known as the one to work with when the client had the most difficult problem to solve. The firm also established itself as a leading fundraising firm, securing capital both from the public and private sectors. During his tenure he established himself as an expert on media and entertainment, telecommunication, transportation, hotel and gaming, technology and energy policy. During his career, Eric was responsible for both public and private transactions in excess of $30 billion.
Eric has served as a Managing Trustee of the Democratic National Committee, Member of the Finance Committee for the Obama-Biden Presidential Campaign, Co-Chair of the 1993 Presidential Dinner, Co-Chair of the DNC Committee on Telecommunications, Senior Advisor to the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Committee, Advisor to the 1992 Presidential Transition and Senior Advisor to the DNC Business Council.
Mr. Shraga is a Co-founder, Partner and Managing Director for CPG, as well as Chief Financial Officer. He focuses on the areas of filmed and live entertainment, technology, and consumer/retail. He has a deep knowledge of entertainment finance and physical production, corporate finance, capital markets, investment banking, transaction structuring, business strategy, financial analysis, valuation and due diligence. He has worked with and understands the needs of a wide range of companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding CPG, Bill was an advisor on finance and strategy to entertainment and technology companies, acquiring content, developing business plans and providing advice on raising capital, forming and structuring companies, and financing, producing and distributing entertainment content. He has been a producer on several released feature films and short films, including projects appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival (in Competition), Cinequest Film Festival (Opening Night Film), and the Newport Beach Film Festival, among others.
Bill spent nearly ten years on Wall Street as an investment banker. During that time, he completed numerous transactions worth billions of dollars across a range of industries. He has significant experience providing strategic and financial advice, negotiating deals, and raising capital for companies in the consumer products/retail, industrial/manufacturing, energy/mining/natural resources, and biotech/healthcare sectors. Bill was a Vice President in the Global Industries Investment Banking group at Bear Stearns, where he focused on corporate finance, completing initial public offerings, equity and preferred stock offerings, leveraged loans and mergers and acquisitions. At Bear Stearns, he also had management responsibilities including staffing over 100 bankers, recruiting new hires at both the undergraduate and MBA levels, and conducting training in financial modeling and transaction execution. Bill also spent several years at the boutique investment banks of Rodman & Renshaw and Mabon Securities, advising corporate clients in the energy, biotechnology, healthcare services, and apparel sectors.
Bill holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.Sc. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania