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 W. Harrison

EY Americas Media & Entertainment 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.

Areas of focus Strategy and Transactions
Office New York, US

John serves as EY Americas Leader for the Media & Entertainment sector. In this role, he leads a network of industry professionals operating across the firm’s four service lines: Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions and Tax.

He has over 25 years of strategy, corporate finance and transaction advisory experience, working with publicly traded and privately held companies around the world.

John also serves as Strategy and Transactions Leader for the Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications industry market group in the EY US East region.

Prior to joining EY, John was a managing director in the technology, media and telecom investment banking group at a global bank. 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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