Integration Reflects Global Talent Trends as Lines between Media Blur
NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Egon Zehnder, the world's leading privately owned executive search and talent management consultancy, today announced the integration of three of its industry sub-practices into the newly formed global Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) Practice, according to Henry Topping, the New York-based MES global Practice Leader.
"Over the last decade, we have witnessed the media and lifestyle entertainment landscapes change dramatically as channels and platforms for experiencing content have both converged and splintered via the application and user adoption of technology," noted Topping.
He added, "Content and delivery methods have spurred tremendous adjacencies for talent once cordoned as print, broadcast, digital or even technological. These classifications no longer exist as today's top leaders need to create, publish and distribute across multiple landscapes with agility and finesse orchestrating impactful and engaging multi-media experiences that connect and compel audiences wherever, whenever. As these classifications have become obsolete, the need for greater creativity as to what good looks like talent-wise has escalated the requirement to think more laterally, flexibly and globally."
The MES Practice will focus on executive level search and succession planning, leadership assessment and development, as well as Board leadership globally. Additionally, the MES Practice will have close linkages to the global Technology and Communications Practices' digital group. The Firm has MES centers of excellence across all major geographies including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. According to Topping, the MES practices' approximately 40 consultants have successfully completed more than 1,100 assignments in the last few years.
This move consolidates the Firm's efforts to source, retain and develop leaders in these areas underscoring the impact of media/technology/talent pool convergence across the segments, according to Topping. He added, "One of our key points of differentiation is our ability to think laterally about the challenges facing these separate but similar segments while sourcing globally."
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