Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charles Sipkins is Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).
Sipkins, who is based in Culver City, California, oversees global corporate communications for the Company and its divisions, which include Motion Pictures, Television, Home Entertainment, Digital Productions, and Technologies.
His team handles media relations, employee communications, and crisis management; corporate volunteerism, philanthropy and events; social media outreach and monitoring; corporate brand and event management; and web and media policy development and enforcement.
Prior to joining SPE, Sipkins was a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Sard Verbinnen, where he advised clients on diverse communications matters, including financial communications (mergers and acquisitions), crisis management, corporate communications, and media relations, and developed a particular expertise in the media and technology sectors. While at Sard Verbinnen, Sipkins' clients included News Corporation, Yahoo!, The Chernin Group, Groupon, Pandora, PIMCO and Guggenheim Partners.
Sipkins began his career as a legislative assistant for Representative Martin Olav Sabo on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. He also has held positions at The Abernathy MacGregor Group, Fleishman-Hillard, and Hill & Knowlton, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University.