Media & Entertainment

SRI delivers strategic advice and transformational talent to leading media & entertainment organisations across the world

The media & entertainment industry is changing rapidly, driven by digital technologies and evolving consumer behaviour. 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 tailored 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

Adam Hillier

Based in London, Adam has significant domain expertise and an extensive network. He advises FTSE organisations, AIM listed and VC- and PE- backed growth companies on talent strategy across the spectrum of the converging MET industries. He holds a First Class MBA in Football Industries.

Jay Hussey
CEO, North America

Based in Boston and New York, Jay focuses on CEO, C-suite and board roles as well as driving the performance and growth of our global executive search services. He brings over 25 years' experience building transformational teams in the digital services and technology industries both as a search partner and industry executive.

Keith McAllister

Based in New York, Keith leads the firm’s global Digital Media & Technology Practice.

Mark Moreau
Co-Managing Director, Europe and Asia

Based in London, Mark is jointly accountable with Patrick Albrecht for the continued growth of SRI's Europe and Asia businesses, working in tandem with the regional practice heads to deliver executive search and advisory services across the converging worlds of media, entertainment & technology.

Ashling O'Connor

Based in London, Ashling is equipped with over 20 years of experience working across the media space and leads the firm's Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice throughout the EMEA region.

Jamie Waldron

Based in Los Angeles, Jamie heads the firm's global Media & Entertainment Practice as well as leading West Coast operations. Jamie has over 25 years of industry experience in operations as well as executive recruitment.

Sara Braunstein
Senior Consultant & Head of Research, North America

Based in New York, Sara has over 15 years' experience in sport, media, entertainment, and technology, and places transformational talent across all corporate functions with clients throughout North America.

Fraser Bryden
Senior Consultant

Based in London, Fraser brings over 20 years of experience in placing senior Management and C-suite professionals into media, entertainment, sports and technology brands. Fraser recently joined SRI to help develop the Media, Entertainment & Technology practice throughout the EMEA region.

Farida Derrar
Senior Associate

Based in London, Farida successfully engages and places candidates across the globe for executive and C-suite roles within renowned and multinational media companies as part of the Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice.

Frances Farnsworth
Senior Consultant

Based in Singapore, Frances has 11 years’ experience in HR consulting and search across the UK and Asia. Frances brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM (CIPD), is MBTI certified and is a Spotlight Accredited Practitioner.

Oliver Krendel

Based in London, Oliver supports our global Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice, by seeking the best talent for our clients across the EMEA region. Oliver loves building relationships with senior business leaders and helping them to develop their services.

Julie Wallach

Based in Los Angeles, Julie specialises in research for the Media & Entertainment Practice, and is responsible for candidate management for searches across the West Coast.

Tom Watterson
Director, Asia

Based in Hong Kong, Tom drives executive search mandates for roles across the sport, media and entertainment industries, and plays a key leadership role for the business in Greater China and across Asia.

Serena Wu
Director, China

Based in Beijing, Serena has over 10 years’ recruitment experience focusing on commercial functions at senior and executive level across various industries. Serena has been a strong business partner for organisations looking to enter China or scaling their operations locally.