Mike Chapman joins Kearney as Americas media lead

17 November 2020 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Mike Chapman has joined management consultancy Kearney as a partner and leader of the media sector in the Americas. He is based in Washington, DC.

Chapman brings more than two decades of consulting experience, with a focus on advising media clients on growth strategy and business transformation. He has supported large media conglomerates, TV and radio broadcasters, film studios, publishers, and telecom providers, among others.

Chapman has deep expertise across the numerous challenges facing the sector, including streaming, monetization strategy, advertising sales and operations, and content strategy.

He spent the last 21 years in Accenture’s strategy business, where he was a managing director in the communications & media industry group. He held a number of senior positions at Accenture, including global lead for media & entertainment/video strategy consulting and North America lead for media & entertainment.

Mike Chapman, Americas Media Lead, Kearney

"We're pleased to have Mike join our practice during this time of evolving opportunities and unique challenges affecting the CMT sector,'' said Ben Smith, lead partner for the Americas in Kearney's global communication, media and technology (CMT) practice. "He has a strong record of proven success within strategy and transformation, due to his deep understanding of client needs and ability to formulate actionable plans that deliver concrete results."

Prior to his career in management consulting, Chapman was a successful songwriter and record producer. At Warner Brothers Music, he wrote and produced records for R&B groups such as Atlantic Starr, Bas Noir, and Silk. He also worked on music for television and film, including “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “How to be a Player.”

Chapman holds an MBA and MSM-IS from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor of business administration from Cleveland State University.

"It's an exciting time to join Kearney, as I believe that companies recognize the need to reimagine their businesses and explore broader opportunities to reposition for future growth, scale and efficiencies," Chapman said.

Kearney recently added Katherine Black as a partner in its consumer practice.