Seth Schachner is Managing Director of Strat Americas, a Los Angeles-based consultancy that provides strategic guidance and helps clients with media and technology partnerships. Strat Americas has worked with clients in digital and social music, beauty, artificial intelligence, and enterprise software. Recent clients include IPSY, Microsoft and Smule, a social music community.
Seth is an experienced business development executive who spent eleven years with Sony Music, where he held senior digital leadership roles in Latin America and for Sony’s Jive Records label in North America. At Sony Music Latin America, Seth created mobile partnerships for Sony’s artists, including Shakira and Ricky Martin.
Previously, Schachner held business development roles with Microsoft, Liberty Media, Viacom, and Universal Music. Seth was one of AOL’s first business development executives, leading AOL’s first partnerships with the American music industry.
A two-time graduate of Columbia University in New York, Seth also served as Chairman of Florida's Film & Entertainment Advisory Council, which helped guide Florida on state film and entertainment growth strategies.
Seth’s articles have appeared in Venture Beat and The Guardian, he is a frequent public speaker, and he has commented on CNN, Fox Business News, and Cheddar TV.