Stanton Chase Los Angeles Expands With New Director
Team Welcomes Lightner, Media & Entertainment Search Veteran
Stanton Chase Los Angeles is pleased to welcome Shayne Lightner, Director-Producer at Present Entertainment and long-time search executive, to the Los Angeles office as Director, with a focus on entertainment, media, and digital.
“Now more than ever, creativity, storytelling, and an understanding of human behavior are crucial in helping streaming and entertainment companies diversify their ranks and chart an uncharted course,” said Peter Deragon, Managing Director of the Los Angeles office. “I’m excited that Shayne can align both his search and creative skills at Stanton Chase to explore the future together.”
“The idea of combining my work in storytelling and creativity with business is compelling to me,” added Lightner. “Stanton Chase Los Angeles is cutting-edge and nimble, and I’m eager to help clients stay at the forefront of an ever-changing market.”
Lightner has been a Managing Director of Global Entertainment, Media, and Technology Practices for two of the largest search firms in the world, Korn/Ferry International and Russell Reynolds, and he has worked with clients that include Amazon, Mashable, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Playboy Enterprises, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others. Lightner also served as Head of Executive Talent for Idealab in Pasadena, executing all CEO and senior-level recruiting for numerous startup digital companies.
As Director-Producer, Lightner most recently wrote, directed, and produced a detective comedy feature. Previously, Lightner wrote and directed a pilot, three documentaries, and various shorts and corporate videos. Lightner began his career at Kings Road Entertainment and was Director of Programming for Nostalgia Network, Inc., where he oversaw program acquisitions, creative development of original programs, and budget supervision.