THR's Power Business Managers 2013
In 1982, Bacon was working at an accounting firm specializing in real estate when he says he was told, "You are not an auditor, you are a business manager -- an accountant with personality." Bacon followed the tip into the entertainment industry and now represents a major TV network executive and two of the hottest Hollywood writers in town, among others.
Having grown up in a small town in Vermont, Bacon calls himself a "Yankee cheapskate" -- not pejorative for a man whose livelihood involves negotiating mortgage rates on major homes and deals on luxury cars. But Bacon isn't afraid to pass along financial wisdom to other business managers. "We're not like agents," he says. "We don't poach. We share ideas and enjoy saving clients money."