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Michael Mazer, President

Michael Mazer has been an active investment banker in the telecommunications field for more than 20 years. Since 1993,  Michael has personally represented over 30 owners of minority cellular interests and represented 23 owners of privately owned local exchange carriers in the sale of their assets.  We believe this number of closings is more than anyone else in the industry.

Before launching Mazer Telecom Advisors, Michael was Senior Vice President of another investment banking firm, where he directed the company’s efforts in the independent telephone company industry.

Prior to that, Michael held various management posts in media, marketing and financial management at TIME Magazine, HBO, and Credit Suisse Group, all based in New York City.

Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA degree in Administrative Science. He holds his Series 79 license and is affiliated with W. G. Nielsen & Co., a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA.

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Patrick O’Keefe, Vice President

Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in the investment and commercial banking industries, with a focus on telecommunications companies. His completed transactions have included small to medium-sized companies that provide telephone, cable television and internet access services throughout the U.S.

Prior to joining Mazer Telecom, Patrick held a variety of management and senior financial positions at telecommunications companies, investment banking firms (including Shearson Lehman and Wells Fargo), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Chicago.

Patrick graduated from University of Denver Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance, and from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Economics. He holds a Series 79 license and is affiliated with W. G. Nielsen & Co., a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA.