ZRG is a four-year-old search firm that emphasizes its “Moneyball” data-driven approach to matching people and jobs. Sucherman is known for its bespoke approach to recruiting for most of the major entertainment giants. Sucherman chairman and founder Stuart Sucherman and Sucherman CEO Erik Sorenson will remain with the company in their current roles.
“We are thrilled to add the premier team in the media space to the ZRG Family. They have built an incredible team and are content sector experts who bring clear value to every engagement,” said Larry Hartmann, chief executive of ZRG. “With our recent acquisition of Turnkey Sports, the boutique leader in the sports sector, adding the number one boutique in media and entertainment broadens our market expertise and provides strong access to crossover talent in both areas.”
Stuart Sucherman launched his namesake firm in 1986 after a long career in media that included posts at CBS News, PBS affiliate WNET-TV New York and the FCC. He also worked for the Columbia School of Journalism and for the Ford Foundation.
“Over three decades, the biggest brands in media and entertainment have turned to us, I believe, because we consistently deliver unvarnished advice as trusted confidantes who understand their business first-hand,” Stuart Sucherman said. “I’m proud to be joining with Larry and the ZRG team because we share a dedication to bespoke client-centered service grounded in a commitment to discretion and integrity.”
Sucherman has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London In 2013, Stuart Sucherman handed the CEO reins to Erik Sorenson, former president of MSNBC and executive producer of “CBS Evening News.”
“Companies are navigating an increasingly complex environment in which people, culture and organizational design are more critical than ever to achieving business goals and managing business risk,” Sorenson said. “ZRG’s ‘moneyball’ approach provides clients a competitive advantage in the war to attract and retain top talent. We are delighted join with them to accelerate our collective growth in the media/entertainment space and beyond.”
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