Jamie Waldron has joined SRiCheyenne as a partner and will launch the firm’s West Coast media and entertainment executive search operations from Los Angeles. The company is a global executive search and consulting boutique and was created in January following the merger of the US-based media and content recruitment experts Cheyenne Group and UK-headquartered SRi (formerly Sports Recruitment International).
The appointment of Waldron is the third senior appointment in quick succession for the global boutique firm following Keith McAllister joining SRiCheyenne as a partner to lead the digital media, technology and private equity practice in New York, and Ashling O’Connor appointed to lead SRi’s EMEA digital, media and content practice from London.
Waldron joins from his previous position of president of Sucherman Group, a management consulting and executive search firm, where he won and executed C-suite-level assignments for a wide range of blue-chip media and entertainment clients.
Before his career as an executive search professional, Waldron was president of Team Entertainment Group, Television Packaging Agent at Creative Artists Agency, EVP Programming at Pearson Television North America, SVP at Gerber/ITC Entertainment and Director, Creative Affairs at Viacom Productions.
“Jamie is a leading expert in the strategic and organisational trends that are driving the ever-quickening evolution of the Media, Content and Entertainment industries,” said Jay Hussey, CEO of SRiCheyenne. “I’m delighted to welcome him to SRiCheyenne as we help our clients navigate the changes and disruptions in their markets. Jamie’s experience on the industry-side, coupled with knowledge gained as a world-class executive search professional, will be of huge benefit to our clients.”
Jamie Waldron commented: “I’ve witnessed firsthand how technology, audience fragmentation and globalisation are all bringing disruptive change to the media and entertainment industry landscape and how companies large and small are seeking new approaches to talent and organisation building to survive and thrive.
“SRiCheyenne’s industry expertise, global reach, and boutique approach is unique in the marketplace and gives clients an extraordinary edge. I’m thrilled to be onboard,” he concluded.