SRi Names Leader of Technology and Innovation Practice Across EMEA

SRi Leader Technology and Innovation Practice Across EMEA

April 6, 2018 – Executive search firm SRi has expanded with the addition of Mark Moreau as a partner. He will lead the continued development of the firm’s technology and innovation practice across EMEA.

Mr. Moreau has an 18-year track record delivering key leadership appointments across the technology, media and entertainment vertical partnering with global clients such as Tesla, Formula-E, Electronic Arts, Live Nation and AEG Europe. Previously, he was managing director of True North Human Capital Ltd., where he was accountable for all client development, while delivering on all senior leadership and board level appointments. Before that, he was a director with BarrettClark Executive Search.

Working closely with the SRi senior leadership team in the U.S., APAC and EMEA, Mr. Moreau will partner with clients looking to expand and improve their business through technology and innovation.

Broadened Sector Coverage

“Mark’s arrival underlines our continued focus on broadening our sector coverage,” said Jim Chaplin, CEO of SRi. “His outstanding reputation in the market and his expertise will be of huge benefit to our senior leadership team. With his many years’ experience in the technology and innovation space, I’m looking forward to watching develop our practice across EMEA,” he said. “Mark will be a vital part of the business over the coming years and I’m delighted to welcome him on board.”

Mr. Moreau said this was an exciting time to be joining the firm. “SRi, and North American-facing brand SRiCheyenne, have already made significant steps to becoming the go-to global boutique search firm in media & content, technology and sport, and I look forward to helping the firm accelerate towards that goal,” he said.

International in Scope

SRi is an international executive search firm focused on the sports, media and entertainment sectors. It has wholly-owned offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.

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The firm has worked with some of the biggest brand names in media and sport to secure top talent over the course of its 20-year history. Among them: HBO, BSkyB, IMG Media, News Corp, Harvard Business Review, Taunton Press, F+W, Visible World, National Geographic, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Sunset + Vine, BBC America, Univision, Huffington Post, World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union, England and Wales Cricket Board, Wasserman, ESPN, Lagadere, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, BT Sport and the NBA.

SRi’s clients include international rights holders, professional clubs & teams, international federations, governing bodies, corporate sponsors, venues, major events, broadcasters, media owners, agencies and sporting goods brands.

Recently, the firm expanded its Asia operations with the launch of a Shanghai office and the addition of key staff to its Greater China team. The Greater China team, which is led by partner Ting Zhang, has seen growth of 25 percent over the past year thanks to senior search and advisory work across major sports, media and entertainment properties including AC Milan, IMG, Infront China, Riot Games and FOX. The office will be led by newly added consultant Joshua Liu and Ms. Zhang.

Entering the U.S.

Last year, SRiCheyenne was launched following the merger of the U.S.-based media and content recruitment provider, Cheyenne Group with SRi. “This merger was a significant landmark in the history of the firm and gives us a strong platform to grow the business in new markets and sectors,” said Mr. Chaplin. “The convergence of media, sports and entertainment continues to move at a rapid pace with an increasing transfer of talent between industries globally. The combination of SRi and he Cheyenne Group allows us to build an even more formidable offering and we can’t wait to get started.”

SRiCheyenne also named Jay Hussey as CEO, taking over for founder Pat Mastandrea, who has moved into a new role at the firm as vice chairman. Mr. Hussey boasts of more than 15 years in executive search with leading global recruiting firms. He joined SRiCheyenne from Odgers Berndtson where he led the firm’s U.S. technology and digital transformation practices.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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