CEO Advisor, Inc. Advises Rhythm Interactive on it Strategic Acquisition

CEO Advisor®, Inc. (, a leading business consulting, growth capital and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm in Newport Beach, CA, advised Rhythm Interactive, Inc. (, a full service digital agency in Irvine, CA on the sale of the business to Code and Theory, LLC, a New York based digital agency.  Code and Theory is a subsidiary of Stagwell Media, LLC of Washington, DC, which invests in advertising, research, analytics, public relations and digital marketing services companies.

Rhythm Interactive, located in the Irvine Spectrum area and central to Southern California, provides a broad range of digital agency services to meet the needs of corporate customers in the Western United States.  Craig Cooke, CEO of Rhythm states, “Mark Hartsell has been our business advisor for several years and we were extremely prepared going into the sale process.  His expertise, organization skills and experience were instrumental in securing the right buyer, expeditiously performing due diligence and advising us through the closing.”  Pete Bohenek, President of Rhythm adds, “This strategic acquisition by Code and Theory is a true win-win and we are extremely excited to be part of their team.  It is the perfect fit and we will continue to operate as Rhythm as we have done for the past 23 years.”

As trusted business advisors since 2004, CEO Advisor, Inc. provides a hands-on, disciplined approach to working directly with CEOs, presidents and business owners of small and mid-market companies.  We advise CEOs by focusing on growth, business strategy, planning, growth capital and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to grow their businesses to the next level, while increasing shareholder value for their optimal future exit.

Mark Hartsell, President of CEO Advisor, Inc. states, “Rhythm is one of the fastest growing digital agencies in Southern California.  They have the expertise, strong management and professional approach that sets them apart in the Southern California market.  Rhythm’s growth, coupled with their extremely high quality clients, are a result of their deep expertise in web applications, analytics, design and digital marketing services.  With the acquisition by Code and Theory, there is no limit to their future success.”

About Rhythm Interactive

Rhythm provides a full range of web and mobile applications, digital infrastructure and integrated marketing solutions for mid-market and enterprise companies.  Rhythm’s in-house team is located in Irvine, CA in the heart of Southern California. The company services multiple market segments with a focus on the healthcare, real estate, manufacturing and automotive industries.  For more information, contact Rhythm Interactive at (949) 783-5000 or visit

About CEO Advisor, Inc.

CEO Advisor provides business consulting, growth capital and mergers and acquisition advisory services to effectively meet the specific needs of small to mid-size companies in a wide range of industries, including software, technology, media, printing, professional service firms, healthcare, manufacturing and many more.  CEO Advisor’s mission is to advise CEOs, presidents, business owners and principal executives with the needed expertise and focus, coupled with hands-on advice to grow your business to the next level and realize your life’s dream through a successful exit. Contact Mark Hartsell, MBA, President of CEO Advisor, Inc. for a no cost initial consultation at (949) 629-2520, by email at or visit us at for more information.

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