Ms. Diana Derycz-Kessler is an Independent Director at Tellurian, Inc., a Co-Founder & Special Counsel at Bristol Capital Advisors LLC, a Member at American Bar Association, a Member at New York State Bar Association, a Member at The State Bar of California and a President & Chief Executive Officer at The Los Angeles Film School LLC.
She is on the Board of Directors at Tellurian, Inc. In her role as Special Counsel, she may participate in early stage discussions and meetings related to potential investment opportunities and advise Mr. Kessler on complex business or legal issues concerning such opportunities. In addition, she often attends meetings with large stakeholders of potential target companies, and at times plays a crucial role in identifying and securing potential candidates to fill board seats of target companies.
She also advises Mr. Kessler on specific strategies or key issues relating to particular activist campaigns. Currently she is a director of Tellurian, Inc.
Ms. Derycz-Kessler has assumed active operational roles related to her investments, such as overseeing commercial property parternships. In addition, she had a 17-year tenure (from 2000 to July 2017) building the media arts college Los Angeles Film School as its CEO and President.
She started her career as an international oil and gas business attorney working at the New York law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and subsequently at Occidental Petroleum Corporation's international division. Her interest in business led to the launch of a law practice that advised oil companies and financial institutions.
She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, a master's degree from Stanford University, and an undergraduate bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.Advisors, LLC, a 17-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer of media arts college Los Angeles Film School, and manager of commercial property partnerships.