Michele James

“As Chief Talent Scout for AOL Time Warner, I wanted to hire a search firm that specialized in media and technology, a boutique with the resources of a global firm. My inability to identify such a firm was what led me to start James & Co.”


Michele is the founder of James & Co., the firm she built as it was the one she always wanted to hire as the client. Ms. James previously was Chief Talent Scout for Time Warner and served as the leader of a world-class executive search and recruiting organization across all Time Warner businesses domestically and internationally. She identified top talent, internally and externally, to fill leadership roles throughout the company and facilitated cross-divisional moves that resulted in attracting and developing the world's best talent. James' unmatched efforts in diversity represented searches that were a magnet for a broad range of people and perspectives. Prior to joining Time Warner, Michele was Managing Director of the world's largest Executive Search Firm, where she led the media, entertainment, sports and convergence practices in identifying executive talent. Michele led hundreds of searches for Financial Sponsors in the aforementioned verticals. As one of the top Executive Search professionals in the field, Michele brings broad-based recruiting experience as well as best practices to her role. Before entering the field of search, Michele held executive and operating positions at a number of firms in the cable and media industries. These include: Executive Vice President and partner of US FiberCom Network, Inc., a subsidiary of TCI/US Cable Groups; Vice President for Cable Sales and Marketing at Westinghouse Broadcasting's Group W; and Vice President of the media brokerage firm FBC.