Jim Mahern is a veteran deal-maker, with nearly 30 years of Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions experience. He is currently working as Head of Corporate Development and M&A at GumGum, a Santa Monica-based Adtech company. From 2005 to 2017 he was Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Technicolor, an international systems and services provider in the Media & Entertainment industry. Prior to a brief stint as a small business owner, Mr. Mahern was a New Media and Technology banker at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in San Francisco and started his investment banking career in the M&A Group at JP Morgan in New York City. He started his professional career as an engineer for Honda R&D, including a two-year assignment in Japan. Mr. Mahern holds BS degrees in Aeronautical Sciences and Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Business at UCLA.