John Trousdale is a Partner at PJT Partners, based in New York. PJT Partners is a leading advisory and capital raising firm, focused on offering strategic solutions to its clients resulting in the highest-quality outcomes.
John joined PJT Partners in January 2015 after building an impressive resume in the Media & Telecommunications industry. He spent over 11 years at Credit Suisse, serving most recently as Vice Chairman of Global M&A and the Global Head of Media & Telecommunications M&A. He also served as Co-Head of Credit Suisse’s Media & Telecommunications Group from 2005 to 2009. Prior to his tenure at Credit Suisse, John spent over 14 years at Merrill Lynch, most recently as Head of the Media Group.
After solidifying his focus on the Media & Telecommunications sector in 1998, John has worked on a broad range of public and private M&A transactions, including cross border mergers in North America, Europe and Asia. His breadth of knowledge has enabled him to serve as an advisor on M&A transactions totalling nearly $500 billion, including nearly 50 transactions in excess of $1 billion. Notably, John advised the Yahoo board and its strategic review committee during its 2016 sale to Verizon Communications.
John received a B.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University. He continues to support his alma mater as a member of the Board of Regents.