MANAGING partner, CO-FOUNDER
25+ YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AS AN INVESTMENT BANKER, LAWYER, PRINCIPAL INVESTOR AT A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT FIRM AND SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE AT A MAJOR STUDIO.
With over 25 years of entertainment and media industry experience as an investment banker, a principal investor at Fortress Investment Group and a senior financial executive at Paramount Pictures, Palmer has been “on both sides of the table” structuring, negotiating and closing profitable deals. Based in Los Angeles, Palmer has a multifaceted understanding of the industry’s dynamics and economics, maintains long-standing relationships with a broad range of industry investors and executives, and has proprietary knowledge of the transaction market.
Prior to founding Qualia Legacy Advisors, Palmer led the entertainment industry investments at Fortress’ Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, a $6.5 billion credit hedge fund.
At Paramount Pictures, Palmer was head of Corporate Development, mainly responsible for structured film finance. In that role, he put together the first modern structured financing vehicle for film slates, Melrose Investors, LLC. Over $13.5 billion in structured film financings patterned after that deal followed in its wake. In total, Palmer was directly responsible for structured film finance transactions at Paramount that captured over $1.6 billion in production costs.
Before Paramount, Palmer was a senior executive at Ogden Entertainment, where he spearheaded new initiatives in location-based entertainment and film. He has served on the boards of Digital Cinema Initiatives, United Cinemas International, Famous Players, Mann Theatres and ART3+4. Palmer began his career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
MBA, Wharton; JD, Cardozo; AB, Columbia. Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses. Admitted to practice law in New York State.