Alvarez & Marsal's Tom Ohanian wins fourth Emmy

03 October 2023 1 min. read
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Tom Ohanian, a New York-based director in Alvarez & Marsal (A&M)’s media & entertainment practice, has won his fourth Emmy award for technical innovation in media.

Ohanian – who joined the consulting firm in April – won the Emmy for his “reimagining of the digital media supply chain process which reduced time to market from three weeks to just 24 hours,” according to a press release from A&M. He previously won Emmys and an Academy Award for his invention of computerized editing.

“After working with Tom for many years, I’m thrilled to see him recognized once again for his ingenuity and contributions to the field. A&M’s comprehensive lines of service reflect our understanding of the sector’s complexity as it continues to evolve. Our recently expanded team is well positioned to help clients navigate the dynamic mix of artificial intelligence (AI), market consolidations and direct-to-consumer media facing the industry,” said Edward Hanapole, corporate performance improvement managing director and co-leader of the media & entertainment group.

Alvarez & Marsal's Tom Ohanian wins fourth Emmy

Ohanian began his career in 1989 as the eighth employee at Avid, where he spent 12 years and co-invented digital nonlinear video editing systems. Avid’s editing tools were used by all of the 2022 Academy Award-nominated films for best picture and all recordings nominated for record of the year at the 2022 Grammys. The company was earlier this year acquired by private equity firm STG for $1.4 billion.

After Avid, Ohanian was chief strategy officer at Signiant, a provider of intelligent file movement software, where he spent four years. He also spent six years at Cisco Systems, where he was a strategist working on a data center offering for the TMT industry.

Ohanian most recently spent five years at IBM, where he was global business development leader.

He holds a PhD in humanities and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Rhode Island College, an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering from Boston University.