Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Launch New U.S. Media & Entertainment Practice
Odgers Berndtson has appointed Jonathan Davies as a partner to launch a new U.S. media and entertainment practice for the firm, based in Los Angeles. “Jonathan is an incredible addition to our team and a great example of our commitment to continuing to expand our media and digital expertise,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “We are delighted to add a partner with such a strong track record and breadth of experience in the industry.” With more than 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Mr. Davies has held a variety of C-suite global leadership positions with U.S.-based media companies including CNN, Discovery International, and Eurosport. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years in senior roles at media and advertising agencies, including Mindshare, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ogilvy.
In his new position, Mr. Davies will use his extensive industry experience to help clients recruit for key executive positions. He will also collaborate with the firm’s leadership to continue to build a world class practice in the U.S. “I have always been drawn to companies that understand how important an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture is to driving their ambitious growth objectives,” said Mr. Davies. “Odgers Berndtson’s vision for the future and commitment to its people and clients shone through in every conversation I had with them. I am beyond excited to join the team. Strategically LA presents the ideal location for the new practice given its place right at the heart of the accelerating convergence that we see in the worlds of media, entertainment, and technology.”