Nada Usina is a member of the CEO/Board Services Practice and leads the Technology Sector for the firm across the Americas. She also co-leads the firm's global Digital Convergence and Mobile Practice as well as the firm's global Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice. She helps companies build excellent leadership teams and Boards, advises clients on leadership topics, succession planning and strategy, and focuses on filling Board and C-suite positions across traditional media, digital, convergence, e-commerce and mobile across companies in technology, entertainment and sports that are both high growth and undergoing transformation as a result of digital and technology. Her clients range from Fortune 500 to leading media, entertainment, consumer and technology brands to venture capital and private equity-backed companies.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nada was a leader in the digital and mobile industries having managed multiple profitable business ventures in sports, media and entertainment, many of which leveraged the emergence of new technologies. She served as President of publicly-traded JumpTV, which merged with Neulion to become the world's leading online video and IPTV multi-platform provider. Prior to joining that, Usina was President of XOS Broadband, which was acquired by JumpTV for over $60 million. Nada has had responsibility for up to 1500 employees, served as General Manager and President, Nokia Canada, and General Manager, North and South America for Nokia's entertainment and media business, and was Director of Yahoo's entertainment business development and sales programs, where she worked with studios, networks, broadcasters, music labels, game publishers and advertisers. She also led the sports business and the marketing team at Broadcast.com,which was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.7 billion during her tenure. Her other positions have included leadership roles at Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, the Florida Sports Foundation and Florida State University athletics.
A native of Toronto, Canada, she moved to the U.S. and received her B.S. in marketing and international business and her M.S. from Florida State University.
Consumer, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Technology, Mobile and Communications, Sports, Digital Leadership, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Digital, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Group