John Harrison
Media and entertainment companies that pursue organic innovation, smart M&A and disciplined capital allocation are best-positioned to accelerate growth and win in a dynamic, competitive environment.

John Harrison

EY Global Media & Entertainment Sector Leader

Transformative leader with a passion for media and entertainment. Identifying the opportunities afforded by convergence and disruption. Executing strategies to succeed in a fast moving market.

John serves as EY Global Leader for the Media & Entertainment sector. In this role, he oversees more than 8,000 industry professionals operating across four service lines: Advisory, Assurance, Tax and Strategy and Transactions.

He has over 20 years of strategy, corporate finance and transaction advisory experience, working with companies across the industry and around the world. John is also a Senior Managing Director and the Head of US Media & Entertainment Investment Banking for Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA).

Prior to joining EY, John was a Managing Director in the Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There, John was responsible for the firm’s relationships with many prominent clients in the media, entertainment and communications sectors.

John earned his BA from Vanderbilt University and his MBA, with honors, from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.

How John is building a better working world

“As I look at the media and entertainment industry today, I see unprecedented, unrelenting advances in technology combined with the swift emergence of new platforms and services that are driving change in consumer behaviors, upending long-standing media ecosystems and blurring sector lines. We help companies achieve the innovation needed to position for future success and catalyze business transformation.”


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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA ( ) providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.

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