ADAM BLUMENKRANZ

Chief Financial Strategy Officer

Adam Blumenkranz is the founder, chairman and ceo of JetPurple, a globally focused, long haul luxury air carrier with an innovative business model combining private jet travel with the airline business. Concurrently, Mr. Blumenkranz is also vice chairman of Luminosity Entertainment, leading the studio’s corporate and structured finance strategies and issuance of novel securities in global equity and debt capital markets.

Formerly as chairman & ceo of ICE Capital Corporation and ICE Capital Advisors, llc, Adam has been a board of director member, strategic and financial advisor to the founders/CEOs of leading global companies in the media and entertainment industry. ICE Capital was a media investment bank and specialty asset-based finance company with global clients. Over two decades of pioneering esoteric finance transactions, ICE Capital originated, structured and funded over $1 billion in private placements of securities issuances and was a pioneer in leading the structured finance industry’s development of asset-backed securities in the emerging asset class of intellectual property, specifically related to copyrights and trademarks.

Notably Adam originated, structured and funded the first ever independent entertainment company (not a major music or movie studio) Asset Backed Security (ABS) for $5.5 million issued by then leading American Jazz label 32 Records and sold to/purchased by Prudential Insurance. Adam spearheaded the acquisitions of Cold Chillin’ Music Publishing and Songs of Marl Music Publishing. Along with Charles Koppelman, Adam secured private equity commitments from former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s GTCR private equity fund and from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners as well as leveraged finance from Bank of America for completed LBO transactions and to bid hundreds of millions and billions of dollars in several premium entertainment asset auctions.

At Escape Artists Adam co-authored the business plan, merged The Steve Tisch Company with Black & Blu Entertainment to form Escape Artists, llc and strategically and financially packaged the company along with Summit Entertainment to raise over $25 million of feature film development funds. Adam lead negotiations with Union Bank of California for Escape Artists’ securing a $1.2 billion feature film production facility. Escape Artists is responsible for over $1 billion box office receipts. Adam has been a featured speaker on global music finance, mergers and acquisitions and motion picture studio finance at media industry conferences from LA to NYC to London & Hong Kong. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his MBA in global marketing and finance from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Administration.