Bill Simon


Bill is the Global Sector Leader in Media and Entertainment at Korn Ferry, the world’s most prominent executive recruitment firm in the entertainment industry. Bill has extensive background as an entertainment executive with a keen understanding of a wide variety of areas of the industry. The Media, Entertainment and Convergence sector that he oversees encompasses all aspects of traditional entertainment – film, television, home entertainment, music and publishing – and all digital content and platforms for broadband, games, wireless and mobile devices. Bill recruits and places the full range of senior operating positions from CEO and COO through senior level creative and content positions.
Bill currently serves on the advisory board of councilors of USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. In addition, he serves on the business advisory board of Los Angeles Kings.

Bill was recognized in Nancy Garrison-Jenn’s survey of the top 200 global executive recruiters and ranked among the top 35 in CableFax Magazine’s most influential in cable. Before joining Korn Ferry, Bill established the entertainment division at the investment banking and brokerage firm, Communications Equity Associates. He was involved in transactions that included music, home video, theatrical exhibitions and television programming.

Bill earned a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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