January 1, 2017 – U.K.-based search firm JBA Executive Recruitment has added broadcast and technology specialist Sally Wallington as a partner. Ms. Wallington has had more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having worked with both broadcasters and technology providers during her career.
Previously, she served as vice president of sales and business development for the U.K. and Western Europe regions at Wazee Digital. Before that, she was a regional director of Grass Valley, a company dedicated to empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. She formerly spent over 15 years with Harris Systems LTD.
“We are truly passionate about the sector we work in and the many years of industry experience we have built up. This makes us a compelling partner to the organizations we represent,” said JBA founder Jeremy Burnell. “With Sally coming on board, we are looking forward to expanding our reach while continuing to serve our clients.”
“I am delighted to be working with JBA as a well-established recruiter of management and executives with a reputation for professionalism and integrity in the market,” said Ms. Wallington. “I believe that Jeremy’s track record in the executive search industry combined with my broadcast experience will make us a unique partner to our clients.”
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JBA Executive Recruitment is dedicated to the broadcast, media and entertainment sectors. The firm works with boards to deliver mandates for director and management appointments across every function of an organization, including general management, sales, finance, operations, marketing, and HR.
Entertainment Sector Hiring Activity
A number of search firms that conduct work within the media, sports and entertainment sectors have expanded in recent months. Here’s a look at a small sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
- Turnkey Search, a firm dedicated to the sports & entertainment industries, recently launched an executive coaching division. Tony Ponturo, a pioneer of modern sports marketing and president and CEO of Busch Media Group, has joined Turnkey to lead the new practice. Mr. Ponturo lead the firm’s new practice for brand, agency, property and media executives and owners offering training in leadership, managing creative / content-driven businesses, developing strong, effective cultural values across an organization, and personal brand management;
- Heidrick & Struggles appointed Simon Pollock as head of its media and entertainment practice. Mr. Pollock brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the media and entertainment sector. Prior to joining Heidrick, he was a partner at a boutique search firm The SevenArts, where he specialized in searches for media, communication and entertainment businesses;
- Sucherman Group, an executive search firm dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space, expanded its media tech expertise to the Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Greg Sherman as executive vice president and tech practice. head. He joined the firm from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was in its global technology & services practice.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media