Tom Truitt

Managing Director, Music & Live Entertainment Lead

Tom Truitt joins TurnkeyZRG as Managing Director and Head of our Music & Live Entertainment practice. Based in Nashville, Mr. Truitt has long been recognized as the music industry’s top talent recruiter. He focuses on C-Level, EVP, SVP, VP and Mid- Level business and creative roles in all facets of the music and live entertainment business, including:

    • Live music & entertainment touring
    • Booking and content development
    • Experiential; festivals; new formats
    • Recording industry placements
    • Production & creative roles
    • Gaming, eSports leveraging music
    • Music licensing; legal, strategy
    • Corp clients leveraging music/IP
    • Tech platforms & SaaS clients
    • Other marketing & music biz roles

Mr. Truitt brings 30+ years of business experience and 22 years of executive recruiting experience to TurnkeyZRG.

Mr. Truitt joins TurnkeyZRG from Buffkin / Baker where he headed up the firm’s entertainment practice. Previously, Mr. Truitt founded and ran his own successful search firm, MusicRowSearch.

Mr. Truitt is the Creator and Executive Producer of the series WHO KNEW, the bi-monthly networking event that draws 500+ music industry execs to hear highly accomplished industry icons sharing their stories, wisdom and predictions for the entertainment business. During the pandemic, Mr. Truitt launched an online version of WHO KNEW, called The Smartest People In The Room. This has become a must- see series which features a 1 on 1 conversation between two highly accomplished music industry personalities.

Mr. Truitt is a distinguished alumnus of two of the Nation’s top ten institutions: (1) earning his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and (2) earning his M.B.A at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Graduate Management.