Functional Experience

  • Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Contract Analysis and Negotiation
  • Management and Financial Reporting
  • US GAAP, IFRS, ASC 606, SEC Reporting
  • Film and Television Accounting, Production Accounting
  • SOX Implementation and Compliance
  • International Accounting and Operations
  • Restructuring, Process Improvement, Outsourcing
  • ERP Implementation, Software Upgrades
  • Demand Planning, Inventory Management
  • Cost Accounting, Consignment Inventory Processes
  • Start-up and Acquisition Integration
  • Trade Spend Analysis
  • Billing, Collections and Disbursements Processes
  • Tax Strategy
  • Post Cyber-attack financial reporting recovery
  • Building, Training, Mentoring and Leading Teams

Example Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Media & Entertainment (Motion Pictures/Television Production and Distribution, Visual Effects, Studio Operations, Game Show Production and Distribution, Home Entertainment)
  • Technology (SaaS, media streaming, digital lockers, digital distribution, direct to consumer)
  • Manufacturing and Distribution

Mark Rudolph

PARTNER

Background

Mark is an experienced, collaborative and tech-savvy financial executive equally comfortable in large and small company environments. At Sony Pictures, Mark built two finance departments at start-ups/acquired companies while leading the creation of the financial models for these new businesses as well as the integration of their financial operations into the larger, studio infrastructure. He was a finance leader on system implementations large and small, including SAP and PeopleSoft, as well as collaborating on numerous legacy system upgrades and improvements. Mark has dealt with the SEC on structuring film financing arrangements and separately worked with commercial and legal colleagues on contract review and negotiations. He is skilled at commercial and operational support of strategic initiatives, process improvement, department reorganizations and outsourcing initiatives to achieve company financial targets in disruptive environments. Mark’s consumer products experience encompasses the financial aspects of the entire manufacturing and distribution valued chain, from creation of bill-of-materials, manufacturing, inventory costing, management and warehousing, to distribution, pricing and trade spend strategy and analysis.

Mark has extensive management experience, having led finance teams in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia

Relevant Experience 

  • Senior Vice President, Global Financial Operations – Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller – Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Vice President & Controller – Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Assistant Controller – Columbia Pictures and Columbia Pictures Television
  • Senior Accountant – Litton Industries
  • Senior Auditor – Arthur Andersen & Co.

 

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration – Anderson School of Management – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of California – Inactive