Teresa Miles Walsh
CEO & Managing Director
Access Media Advisory
Teresa Miles Walsh is CEO & Managing Director of Access Media Advisory LLC (U.S.), Access Media Advisory LTD (UK), and Managing Director and Registered Representative of Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC. She has over 30 years of corporate finance and strategic advisory experience, with the last 25 years focused exclusively on the media and communications sectors.
Teresa began her career in New York in 1987 working for the Bank of New York as a Commercial Banking Representative covering the Media and Utilities industries; and joined Merrill Lynch in the Structured Finance Group of the Investment Banking division in 1989. After being a product specialist for several years and being promoted from Associate to Vice President to Director, Teresa moved into industry investment banking with the Media Group, to cover the publishing and advertising industries for Merrill Lynch starting in 1994. In 2002, Teresa became Vice Chairman of the European Telecoms, Media & Technology Groups, responsible for Merrill Lynch’s convergence strategy. She participated in transactions totaling in excess of $75 billion in deal value while at Merrill Lynch.
After leaving Merrill Lynch, Teresa established Access Media Advisory LTD in the UK in 2003 as a vehicle to provide advice and expertise to big and small companies, and investors participating in the media and communications industries. Following her move back to the U.S. from the UK in 2008, Teresa continues to run Access Media Advisory in the UK and established Access Media Advisory LLC (in the U.S.), where she provides industry advice to media clients in the U.S. Access Media Advisory on both sides of the ocean provides strategic and financial advice on M&A and financing transactions for big and small media companies as well as investors in the sector. Teresa is also a Partner and Managing Director of Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC, a U.S. regulated broker dealer, through which she performs any regulated activity in the U.S.
Teresa received her MBA with distinction in 1987 from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and her BA in Economics, Magna Cum Laude in 1985 also from Duke University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Upland Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPLD), a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, and is an Emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Teresa is regulated by the FCA in the UK and FINRA in the U.S. She currently resides in Westport, CT with her husband and two daughters and travels frequently to London.