Rob Barnett

Headhunter | Advisor | Guest Speaker

Rob Barnett is a headhunter, author, and guest speaker. He founded Rob Barnett Media in 2018, an inclusive platform for thousands of job-seeking professionals and industry leaders placing the best people in the right jobs.

Rob has discovered, hired, and led hundreds of talented creators and executives in senior management roles throughout his career at MTV, VH1, CBS, and Audible/Amazon. A digital pioneer, he founded My Damn Channel, one of the first original online studios and networks.

Representing diverse careers, companies, and opportunities, Rob’s multi-platform content and no-nonsense approach inspires people to define and sell their best professional brand.

Rob’s deep industry knowledge and contacts give you unique insight into company needs and a streamlined, hands-on approach to match the right people with the right jobs.

Reggie Williams


Reggie Williams

Reggie Williams joined Rob Barnett Media as a headhunter in 2024. 

S. Reginald Williams is the Founder & CEO of Ambrosia For Heads (AFH), a media and consulting company connecting audiences with content, messaging and branding through Hip-Hop culture. Recently, Reggie led Growth & Engagement at Netflix for Tudum. He was Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Revenue Video for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), leading digital video and audio programming for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, WIRED, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Bon Appetit. 

Reggie was SVP of Programming, Music & Specials at BET Networks, where he led a team of 140 people. He was Chief Operating Officer of Desi Hits, a global digital media company that bridged the world between Western entertainment and Bollywood. Reggie spent 7 years at MTV Networks as SVP and Head of Music Strategy where he architected the global music acquisition business. 

Reggie began his career as a corporate attorney at Paul Hastings before transitioning into entertainment law. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and earned his JD at Harvard Law School.

At a critical juncture in my career, Rob shepherded me through the process of finding my next job. He was thoughtful, balanced and extremely dedicated. More than a recruiter, he was a strategic career coach and trusted advisor. Rob delivered big time. He is peerless.

Reggie Williams, SVP, Global Consumer Revenue Video, Condé Nast

Working with Rob felt like collaborating with a trusted colleague; his approach feels relational, not transactional.

Holly Ojalvo, Deputy Editor The Fuller Project

I’ve known Rob for over 10 years, first as the brilliant mind behind My Damn Channel, and now as a trusted advisor and Headhunter. Rob filled a very important role on my team and came through with flying colors. Rob is hard working, strategic, extremely responsive and a trusted voice. His rolodex of talent is immense and he cares deeply about the people he works for/with. 

Oren Katzeff

We had the most amazing coaching session … he gave me mind-bogglingly simple, yet effective and strategic guidance to better define myself and my brand.

Crisann Morgan, Intuitive Healer



Rob is one of the most creative people I’ve ever worked with. He has unbelievable relationships with talent.

Marnie Black, EVP AMC Networks



From our first conversation throughout my entire hiring process Rob served as mentor, confidant and virtual Sherpa guide – always going the extra mile. If you are looking for your next rockstar opportunity, he is your man.

Angela Bowers, VP Talent, Peloton Interactive


My heart is filled with gratitude as I start my time at Condé Nast Entertainment as the Executive Director and Head of Programming and Development for GQ and GQ Sports. Thank you to Rob Barnett for bringing this amazing opportunity to me. 

Josh Jun


Having someone who truly knows your industry and experience is so important. Rob is such a great advisor because he’s already done your job.

Mark Scholnick, Spotify, MTV, E!, Bravo

Rob Barnett was very good fun. 

John Lydon


Josh Jun joined our team as Executive Director, Programming and Development, GQ & GQ Sports. We found THE guy. His combined experience in the fashion world, in the sports world, as as a content creator and analyst is just the mix we were looking for.

Brendon Henderson, VP Programming & Development, Condé Nast Entertainment


I have been represented by several agencies in my time and I can say categorically that no one has worked harder for me than Rob. 

Chris Conti, WIRED Head of Programming


Dear Rob, Thank you for your video. We have watched it with great interest. As soon as we get the research back from the focus group, we will be in touch. Sincerely, ShowBiz

Dan Pasternack, Emperor at Little Bear Bear Productions