Rochelle Park executive search firm ZRG acquired media and entertainment advisory company Sucherman Group, the company announced June 3.
Sucherman founder Stuart Sucherman and Chief Executive Officer Erik Sorenson, both highly experienced media executives, will continue to lead the organization, joined by the full Sucherman team.
The combination provides both organizations with access to new industries and products: Sucherman will adopt ZRG’s data-driven approach to search, including its proprietary collaborative Zi platform and Z Score, enhancing the customized, hands-on approach for which the Sucherman team is known, according to an announcement.
“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 ZRG CEO Larry Hartmann in a prepared statement. “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.”
Sucherman has offices in New York, London and Los Angeles; and its clients include Disney, ViacomCBS, WarnerMedia, SONY, Univision, Snap, Twitch and Spotify.
“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,” 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.”