CEO of the company, founded Connoisseur Communications Partners, LP, in 1993. Through strategic purchases of multiple single radio stations in medium to small sized radio markets, the company grew to 39 stations owned or operated. In some cases, stations were built from the ground up. Connoisseur operations were and continue to be characterized by well researched and targeted programming, intense training and development of its people, and dedicated local service. Ultimately, the company was sold to Cumulus Broadcasting in October, 2000 for $258MM, which represented premium multiples in spite of the relatively smaller size of the markets in which the company operated. Jeff began construction of his first radio station while still a student at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated with a degree in entrepreneurship.
COO, worked as General Manager with Connoisseur Communications Partners from 1993-2000, prior to the company being sold to Cumulus Broadcasting. Between his stint at Connoisseur Communications and rejoining Mr. Warshaw and Mr. Driscoll at Connoisseur Media, Mr. Bevins held DOS and Station Manager positions in Chicago at Clear Channel and as Market Manager for Radio One in Cleveland Ohio. In 2006, Mr. Bevins joined Connoisseur Media as Corporate VP, and is responsible for each market, working with the general managers on a daily basis. Mr. Bevins is a graduate of Ball State University's Telecommunications department with an emphasis in Radio and Television Management.
EVP/CFO of the company, has worked with Mr. Warshaw for the past twelve years. When he joined Connoisseur Communications Partners in September of 1996, the company owned 10 radio stations, and Mr. Driscoll's financial and operational skills were utilized in helping the growth of the company from 10 to 39 stations. He was responsible for the banking and financial transactions for the company, as well as its operating financial management and strategic planning. For the 10 years prior to joining Connoisseur, Mr. Driscoll was CFO of US Radio, Inc. which owned and operated 18 radio stations across the country. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Connecticut and a masters degree in management from Purdue University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.