February 6, 2018 – London-headquartered executive search firm Simon Pollock & Co. and New York-based Sucherman Group are partnering to help one another serve clients in their respective across-the-pond markets.
Both firms are dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space.
“My global clients are all looking to do more business in the U.S. and I couldn’t be more delighted to work with Sucherman Group as our exclusive partner in that most important market,” said founder Simon Pollock.
Erik Sorenson, CEO of Sucherman Group, returned the compliment. “For several years, we’ve been strategizing on how to grow with our clients as they expand beyond the North American market and Simon is the first global partner to meet our high standards and values,” he said. “Simon’s firm has a unique combination of global media experience along with an intimate knowledge of executive search.”
Mr. Pollock launched his firm in October after serving as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Before that, he was a partner at the SevenArts, a boutique search firm specializing in media, communication and entertainment businesses. Before entering executive search, Mr. Pollack served as senior vice president at Media Audits International and vice president and managing director EMEA and Asia at A+E Television Networks.
“Because content can travel as never before in unprecedented ways, media and entertainment companies are truly global today,” said Stuart F. Sucherman, the firm’s chairman and founder. “Regardless of where clients are based, they require trustworthy expertise across the globe. We have great respect for Simon and look forward to a long and fruitful union.”
Mr. Pollock emphasized the strength of his organization. “If you operate in the media sector in any country in the world and need to appoint senior executives, I and my colleagues will find them,” he said. “No one knows more about who’s who and what’s what in media than we do.”
With offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Sucherman Group is a management consulting and executive search firm that specializes in working with a wide range of media and entertainment companies. Its clients include cable and broadcast television networks, motion picture and television studios, broadcast stations and station groups, online media organizations, publishers, consumer-facing technology companies and social media platforms.
Executive search firms have been joining forces in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living …
Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have partnered. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients.
DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. For the past 15 years, DES Recruitment has identified and attracted senior-level executives for clients nationwide. Miramar Global has forged a reputation serving U.S. multinationals in the Americas as well as across EMEA and Asia.
Gibson Consultants, a recruiter that serves healthcare payers and digital health companies, has merged with Enterprise Recruiters, a recruiting firm also focused on digital health companies. The combined company, which will keep the Gibson Consultants name, has also opened an office in Wilmington, NC.
Asset management executive recruiters Grace Point Partners and BraddockMatthews have joined forces. The joint firm will continue to serve clients across traditional and alternative asset management, including hedge fund, private equity, endowment and foundation, and family office organizations.
Buffkin/ Baker recently merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin/Baker New York office.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media