Media & Entertainment

Global partner to leading brands across television (OTT & Linear), film (studios & streaming), music, publishing & business information.

With the huge shift of global media spending from traditional channels and affiliate networks to direct-to-consumer digital platforms, content is becoming increasingly difficult to monetise and audience loyalty hard to win. AI is shaping demand. The winners will be those who know their consumers and can anticipate and satisfy this demand.

We have extensive experience helping organisations – big and small, for-profit and not-for-profit – adapt and thrive in high change environments. Our partners are all former industry operators with deep domain knowledge acquired over more than 20 years in the field. They apply their insight and unrivalled networks to shape bespoke leadership solutions for each and every client.

We work with boards and senior management to hire transformational leaders who are a step ahead of their competitors and have the ability to make a long-term positive impact on their businesses.

Representative Clients

We have had the privilege to work with many of the world’s top-tier media and entertainment organisations. We are experts in recruiting at executive and professional level for roles including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Functional leaders and professionals

Contact us for a confidential discussion about current trends in your industry and leadership and talent needs

Key contacts

London
Adam Hillier
Partner - Media, Entertainment & Technology
London
Ashling O'Connor
Partner & Head of Media, Entertainment & Technology, EMEA
Los Angeles
Jamie Waldron
Partner & Global Head of Media and Entertainment
New York | Boston
Jay Hussey
CEO, North America and President, Global Search
New York
Keith McAllister
Partner & Head of North America Digital Media & Technology
London
Mark Moreau
Co-Managing Director, Europe and Asia
Connecticut
Coree Moses
Global Business Development Associate - Media & Entertainment
London
Farida Derrar
Senior Associate - Media, Entertainment & Technology
Singapore
Frances Farnsworth
Senior Consultant
London
Fraser Bryden
Senior Consultant - Media, Entertainment & Technology
Los Angeles
Julie Wallach
Researcher
Los Angeles
Kirsten Garrison
Executive Coordinator
London
Oliver Krendel
Consultant - Media, Entertainment & Technology
New York
Sara Braunstein
Senior Consultant & Head of Research, North America
Beijing
Serena Wu
Director, China
Hong Kong
Tom Watterson
Director, Asia

What our clients say

"Thanks for doing such a terrific job. The entire slate was first class and I’ve never ever had such a difficult choice between two final candidates."

Annette Thomas
Chief Executive Officer

"SRI delivered great results for New Scientist – its first female editor and its first female CEO – and were agile and responsive during the process. Ashling and her team know what drives content businesses and took time to really understand ours. I would happily recommend them."

Louise Rogers
Non-Executive Director & Co-Owner

"Every aspect of the search ran smoothly and SRI were adaptable and flexible to our needs (even when they changed)."

Catherine Hearn
Group HR Director

Find out more about our specialist sectors

SRI has specialist global teams dedicated to the transformation and growth of specific industries. Learn more about SRI’s work in converging industries:

Media & Entertainment News & Insight

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