“Having lived in Europe, and having placed executives with leading media companies throughout the Continent, I understand how cultural differences can profoundly impact the media business. You need to carefully consider these differences when evaluating the leadership requirements of a global media organization.”
Ms. Erbes is a Founding Partner at James & Co. She combines a consultative approach to her client's business strategies with innovative and targeted senior search execution. The variety of assignments she completes keeps her in constant touch with top level executives in all sectors of the media, entertainment, sports and technology industries, allowing her to stay abreast of the most current trends in the marketplace and advise her clients about how these impact their businesses. Prior to joining James & Company, Ms. Erbes was with the world's leading Executive Search Firm for 9 years, most recently serving as co-head of the media practice. Previously, Ms. Erbes worked in the Network Television Research department of Lorimar Television. Before coming to the United States, Ms. Erbes worked as an Assistant Product Manager at Unilever in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Erbes holds an MA in communications management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California and a BA in international business administration from the American University of Paris. Ms. Erbes is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Manhattan Chapter and is currently the Chapter Chair. Ms. Erbes is fluent in French and Turkish.