Sean Scanlon

Managing Partner

Sean Scanlon serves as managing partner of DHR International’s Global Media and Entertainment Practice.

Sean has extensive experience in working across all creative and business functions within a media organization. His client base has included the leading organizations in cable and broadcast network television, as well as production companies and studios, media conglomerates, news networks, sports networks and teams, media industry associations and digital content companies throughout North America. In 2017, Sean was recognized as one of DHR’s Top Producers for his contributions to the Media & Entertainment practice and overall firm.

Prior to joining DHR, Sean was a Managing Partner at Caldwell Partners where he led the firm’s Media and Entertainment Practice.

Sean has placed senior executives across all functional disciplines for companies that span the media and entertainment landscape. He has also worked on organizational design and development for the programming, newsgathering, digital media and ad sales functions within broadcast and cable news organizations, and the re-design of an international music and lifestyle service.

Sean was previously a senior client partner in the Media & Entertainment Practice at Korn/Ferry International and also served as president of SCG Executive Search, a division of Sucherman Consulting Group, Inc. During his 15-year tenure at SCG, he designed and supervised the development of the company’s executive search operations, research and database management processes, and served as a senior management consultant. Previously, he was a market research analyst and sales and marketing administrator in biotechnology. He began his career in commercial television production in New York.

Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University.

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