Henry J Topping Practice Group Leader, New York
Media, Entertainment & Sports
Classifying talent as print, broadcast, digital, or even technological makes little sense in a world where leaders must orchestrate impactful and engaging multi-media experiences that connect and compel audiences any time, any place.
As the lines that long defined talent in media, entertainment and sports continue to blur, we see a compelling need for creative talent strategies that think more laterally, flexibly, and globally.
Above all, media and entertainment companies and sports organizations need leaders who embrace innovation and customer centricity as core mandates and demonstrate the full range of leadership strengths required to redefine their industries.
The consultants in our Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) Practice understand the talent trade-offs involved in pursuing evolutionary versus revolutionary change. Egon Zehnder has successfully partnered with some of the most innovative global digital players as well as many of the most prestigious traditional media, entertainment, and sports companies.
Our Practice – working closely with Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice as well as the digital segment of our Technology and Communications Practice – is your trusted advisor in executive search, succession planning, leadership assessment and development, and board director search.
With approximately 40 consultants working in centers of excellence across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific, the MES Practice has successfully completed more than 1,100 assignments in the last few years.
Working as your partner, we blend decades of experience serving the media (consumer and business) and lifestyle entertainment market with a signal reputation for helping clients to identify, attract, and develop game-changing leaders.
We pride ourselves on providing creative solutions to complex problems and can help you to navigate the breadth of issues confronting Media, Entertainment & Sports, including better exploitation of intellectual property, identification of new revenue models, profitable acquisition of increasingly elusive consumer/audience, and achievement of greater efficiencies.
The MES Practice builds your bench with talent commanding a dynamic hybrid of consumer, business-to-business and technology insights, a strong focus on value creation, and the ability to lead in uncertain times.
We also work closely with our clients to shape and lead the rising tide of digital media delivered through mobile channels, the fastest growing and potentially most disruptive distribution channel yet.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our client relationships are long-term. We can only achieve this by being consistently effective, responsive to your specific needs, and committed to your ongoing success. Our goal across all our services is to help you make better people decisions for the most critical roles, systematically increase your leaders’ readiness to take on bigger challenges, build a sustainable talent pipeline, and ensure that your leadership teams have the diverse strengths required to create competitive advantage.