Connoisseur Media announced today that Michael O. Driscoll, Co-Founder and EVP/CFO of Connoisseur Media, will be stepping down as CFO of the company as of 12/31/21. Driscoll has been the CFO of the Company since July, 2004 and has been working with Jeffrey D. Warshaw, CEO and Co-Founder for more than 25 years.
Driscoll has been with Connoisseur and Mr. Warshaw since he was hired as CFO of Connoisseur Communications in 1996. He has handled financing, acquisitions, human resources and operational issues and has worked hand-in-hand with Warshaw in building the current Company over the last 17 years. He remains at Connoisseur as Executive Vice President, but will be stepping back from day-to-day management duties.
Jeffrey D. Warshaw, CEO and Co-Founder of Connoisseur said “Mike and I have worked together for a long time. In the years working with him, we have occasionally had different opinions, but never harsh words or arguments. I am glad in this new role he will get a chance to take some more time for travel and things he had wanted to do, but I look forward to still working together. He will always be my partner.”
Driscoll said; “I have really enjoyed the nuts and bolts of helping build a Company and focused on building teams, working on processes and getting the trains to run on time. I could not have had a more fulfilling time, looking forward to coming in each day, and have had a lot of fun working alongside Jeff for this quarter century. I will miss being involved in every decision, and having daily contact with the friends and great colleagues we have in our operations as well as here in the corporate office. I am happy
to still be a part of the Company, and also an investor in it, and want to watch things grow. This is just a part of a plan Jeff and I have had for a few years, and I have every confidence that our Company will reach new heights as Jeff works with Olly Price as the new CFO.”
Oliver Price named as SVP/CFO of Connoisseur Media as of January 1, 2022.
Oliver G. Price came to Connoisseur in 2012, and was most recently Vice President of Finance and Accounting. He has worked with Mr. Warshaw and Mr. Driscoll for over nine years and is in in charge of the financial planning, budgeting and accounting functions. In the last few years, he has moved more directly into financing transactions and also worked more on acquisitions. He will now also take on additional duties and direct reports as the CFO of the Company. Price will report directly to Jeffrey Warshaw.
Mr. Price was previously with Liberty Global, where he was Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions prior to coming to Connoisseur. He was with Liberty Global for six years in London at increasingly senior positions. Prior to that, Price worked for KPMG in audit in the information, communication & entertainment department. While at KPMG, Price trained as a chartered accountant, and is registered in the UK. Price graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK where he earned a BSc and studied Economics.
About Connoisseur Media:
Connoisseur Media owns market-leading radio clusters in regions including Nassau- Suffolk, NY, Metro Fairfield County, and New Haven in CT, and Frederick, MD. It also owns digital and marketing operations in Connecticut and Long Island.