John DeLorenzo is a director at CFO Consulting Partners where he focuses on media, entertainment and healthcare. Over three decades Mr. DeLorenzo has built a record of accomplishment in senior finance and strategy roles. As the CFO of both public and private companies, he designed, negotiated and closed over $2.5 billion in multiple complex financings and M&A transactions. Transactions included balance sheet restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity raises, and buybacks of public and private securities.
Prior to joining CFO Consulting Partners, John operated Trenwest Development, LLC, his personal investment company with private investments in retail franchising, real estate, consumer-packaged goods and medical records. From 2008 to 2010, John was managing director at B. Riley & Co., where he co-ran the media practice. While at B. Riley, he sold a portfolio of over $200 million of debt for Wells Fargo. From 2002-2008, John served as CFO of Entravision Communications, owner of television, radio, and other media assets such as El Dario and Vista Media. There he implemented Sarbanes Oxley compliance and oversaw the company’s treasury, budgeting, investor relations and reporting, as well as working with the board and the CEO to develop and execute asset acquisition and financing decisions.
In 1999 John became CFO and a director of Paxson Communications, where he negotiated the sale of Paxson to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). John also played key roles in the launch of the Fox Television Network and producer Norman Lear’s Act III. As Act III’s CFO from 1988-1997, he negotiated strategic acquisitions to enhance company value while successfully purchasing minority interests in the company from institutional investors including GE Capital, General Motors Pension and Prudential. The above actions contributed to the 600% return on equity achieved by Act III upon its sale.
John is a CPA (non- active). He earned his BS from Rider University and MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He serves on various non-profit boards, including the Rider University Business School Executive Advisory Council and as a trustee and treasurer for the Princeton Healthcare System.