William B. Drewry

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory

William (Bill) Drewry is a Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media & Telecom at Rockefeller Capital Management. He has more than 15 years of advisory experience with media, technology, digital and private equity clients across a M&A, public equity, private capital, IG and HY debt deals. Just prior to joining Rockefeller he ran the Internet and Media Group at Truist Securities. From 2015 to 2019, Drewry was a Founding Partner and CEO at Pursuit Advisory, a boutique specializing in advising Media and Internet companies. Pursuit advised on over $15 billion of M&A and private capital transactions. Before Pursuit, Drewry was a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in the CME Group and led the media sector coverage across broadcast, entertainment and digital media. While at RBC, Drewry completed approximately 40 lead managed/joint bookrunner-role transactions over four years, across M&A, debt financing, and equity/private placements. Drewry was also the Chairman of Media Investments at Diamond Castle Holdings, a $2 billion private equity firm. He was a board member for Bonten Media Group while at DCH.

Drewry spent over a decade in equity research includes tenures with Credit Suisse and DLJ as a Managing Director. As a top ranked equity analyst for over a decade, he achieved a #1 ranking in the Institutional Investor annual All American Research Team four times and was ranked #2 an additional three times. He held a top 3 ranking across multiple sectors for 11 consecutive years prior and was the Global Head of Media at Credit Suisse in his last research position. Drewry began his career with Paine Webber, Inc./Kidder, Peabody & Co.

Drewry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Old Dominion University, where he is a Trustee of the ODU Athletic Foundation board.