Fran is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice. As an expert in the media sector, she coordinates the firm’s market coverage and knowledge development in this space. Fran regularly recruits, assesses and advises board directors, CEOs, general managers, creative executives, production executives, marketing executives, digital leadership and others responsible for driving transformation in the industry. She is also a member of Spencer Stuart’s Chief Marketing Officer Practice and supports clients across a range of consumer and lifestyle brands. Acknowledged by her colleagues for high-quality work on behalf of her clients, Fran is a recipient of the firm’s prestigious Lou Rieger Quality Award.

Expertise

Fran has specialized experience in:

  • Media and entertainment
  • Streaming services
  • Consumer and lifestyle brands
  • Chief content officers
  • Chief marketing officers
  • Board advisory
  • Leadership development
  • CEO succession in founder-led companies

 

Examples of Fran’s recent work include:

  • Recruiting a chief executive officer for a newly formed government-mandated entity designed to protect rights and royalties for music publishers and songwriters
  • Placing a chairman of the motion picture group for a leading independent film studio
  • Building the marketing and content leadership teams for a leading film and television streaming platform
  • Leading board refreshment process for publicly traded news organization, appointing multiple new directors
  • Supporting board and CEO of a lifestyle consumer products on CEO succession in a founder-led company context
  • Recruiting multiple chief content leaders across film, TV, news and music spanning studio, broadcast, cable and direct-to-consumer streaming environments

Previous Experience

  • Business development and product leadership roles at leading interactive media companies in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles
  • Product leader at Apple in Cupertino

Education

  • B.S. from Rutgers University and M.B.A from Harvard Business School

Practice Areas