NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte announced the appointment of Kevin Westcott to lead its media and entertainment (M&E) practice in the United States within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice.
Westcott succeeds Jerry Belson, who will continue to serve as the global TMT consulting leader. Both are principals with Deloitte Consulting LLP.
"Clients in the M&E sector face constant change and disruption," said Westcott. "I am proud of our team's deep commitment to helping our clients navigate this 'new normal,' and I look forward to working with colleagues across all of our businesses to continue driving exceptional results for clients."
In his new role, Westcott will support a community of nearly 700 professionals who specialize in areas across the M&E sector. He will be responsible for driving key sector initiatives that will help M&E companies adapt in an environment of increased competition, evolving business models, continued technology innovation and changing global market regulations. He also will serve as an advisor to senior management of the sector's leading clients.
"M&E companies face an ever-evolving and morphing climate as new technologies come into play, constantly disrupting traditional business models. Kevin's outstanding client service experience and depth and breadth of knowledge in the M&E sector will help our clients address some of their most pressing challenges," said Sandy Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industry leader. "I want to thank Jerry for his outstanding leadership over the last four years, and for his commitment to our clients and our people in M&E."
Westcott, based in Los Angeles, brings more than 25 years of experience in strategic and operational planning, as well as implementing global business change and technology projects for major media organizations. His industry experience spans film, television, home entertainment, broadcasting, publishing, licensing and games. Westcott is a lead spokesperson for Deloitte's Digital Democracy Survey, an annual look at media trends, and speaks regularly on media and entertainment consumption trends at elite industry conferences.
Deloitte's technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to more than 1,800 clients in the U.S., including the vast majority of market category leaders across all sector segments. Deloitte practitioners, many with direct industry experience, work with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. They help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. TMT clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into a possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Deloitte practitioners know how to anticipate, collaborate and innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle.
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