A&M’s Media & Entertainment business brings together experienced leaders and the capabilities needed to succeed in the next wave of digital transformation.
New York, June 21, 2023 – The world’s leading professional services company Alvarez & Marzar (A&M) announced the expansion of its dedicated globalMedia and Entertainment (M&E)Practice under the joint guidance of the new managing director Dr. Perry Shamsey and Mr. Edward Hanapole.In practice, company-wide Corporate Performance Improvement (CPI)The group also includes eight new managing directors. The expansion demonstrates A&M’s strategic commitment to serving customers in industries that are at the forefront of driving and responding to the next wave of digital transformation, which will require all industries to build new capabilities to remain competitive for decades to come strength and success.
The new hires underscore A&M’s rapid growth and the depth of industry talent the company has attracted.The eight new managing directors are Aldi Kazai, David Wisnia, Jeff Mischka, Jinsu Wang, Chris Foster , Nick Strauss, Angela Salk and Mike Natoli.They are joined by a new senior director Christina Geslingand Rajasekar Mantrabudiand directors Thomas Ohanian and Manoj Parakkal.
mike davidsonManaging Director and Head of the Corporate Performance Improvement Group said: “The expansion of our Media and Entertainment business represents the next phase in our strategic growth plan, which builds on A&M’s operating heritage and results-driven mindset to Driving change. A&M’s M&E practice marks our 40th anniversary as a leader in restructuring and transformation, underscoring the firm’s ability to serve clients in key growth industries amid digital transformation.”
Mr. Hanapole and Dr. Shamsai have over half a century of experience in the television, radio, journalism, publishing, education, music, Internet and data sub-industries. They have successfully led and advised top management strategic transformations as operations managers and external advisors across a wide range of electromechanical industries and markets. They will guide the firm in implementing customer strategy by leveraging the team’s technology, operations, innovation execution, product development, enterprise operating model and organizational design expertise.
Prior to joining A&M, Dr. Shamsai spent 5 years with Accenture New York Media & Entertainment and 10 years with Ernst & Young Media & Entertainment, both as Partner/Managing Director. Previously, she spent 10 years in industry leadership positions at Discovery Communications, Reed Elsevier and BMG Entertainment. Dr. Shamsai holds a BA in Music from Brown University, a PhD in Historical Musicology from Columbia University and an MBA from INSEAD.
“The deep and broad pool of media and entertainment talent we bring together will provide our clients with hands-on experience to maximize value in an industry that is constantly changing and turbulent,” said Dr. Shamsai.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Hanapole served as IBM Consulting’s global media and entertainment practice leader and M&E’s lead client partner. During his 20+ year career, he has served as industry operators in various industry sectors, including Chief Information Officer (CIO) of STARTV in Hong Kong, Vice President of Global Technology at News Corporation, CIO of Kaplan Inc. and CIO in New York. Times Digital. Mr. Hanapole holds a BA in Telecommunications Management, Television, Radio and Film from Syracuse University’s SI Newhouse School of Public Communications. He holds 10 patents in the areas of content systems and commerce.
“Our exceptional team reflects A&M’s commitment to providing our media and entertainment clients with the expertise they need to compete and lead across all industries and enter the evolving digital landscape and the next wave of transformation,” said Mr. Hanapole. at the forefront.”
About Alvarez and Marzar
Corporations, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm providing consulting, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When traditional approaches are insufficient to create transformation and drive change, clients look to our deep expertise and capabilities to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.
Serving more than 7,500 people on six continents, we deliver tangible results for corporations, boards of directors, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s legacy of restructuring to help companies take decisive action to drive growth and accelerate results. We are seasoned operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities who share a common passion to tell clients what it really takes to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.
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