Effective immediately, Pollock will become Managing Director, International, based in London.
Building on its 30 years as partners and advisors in the US, Sucherman will now provide that same level of service across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Pollock will lead the firm’s global practice, providing worldwide executive search and consulting services to US-based companies while also supporting international companies expanding in the US.
“No matter where you operate in the world today, talent is the key to success in these dynamic times. For more than 30 years, Sucherman Group has been helping companies make the right moves with the right executives who can meet their company’s unique challenges and thrive in their business culture,” said CEO Erik Sorenson.
“With Simon on our team, we are now positioned to extend that top notch advice and service to organizations around the globe.”
Stuart F. Sucherman, Chairman and Founder, said, “Because content travels as never before, media and entertainment companies are truly global today. Regardless of where clients are based, they require trustworthy expertise across the globe. We have great confidence that Simon will serve our global clients with the same qualities of integrity, honesty and discretion that have defined our success for the past three decades.”
The acquisition grows out of a partnership established between the two companies last year. During that time, the team secured a number of mandates, including helping secure a London- based executive for a Los Angeles entertainment company – and at the same time leading a project for a Paris-based company looking for a senior business leader in the US.
Simon Pollock said, “I have great admiration for Erik and Stuart and what they have built. In my new leadership role, I hope to extend their unique approach to consulting and search around the world, achieving success not only for our firm, but, most importantly, for our clients.”
Simon Pollock has more than 30 years of media and entertainment industry experience, having held senior international roles at Disney, Sony and A&E Networks. Before founding Simon Pollock & Co., he was the London-based head of Practice, Media and Entertainment for global search firm Heidrick & Struggles, based in London. Simon also has served on the board of OSN (the leading provider of PayTV in the Middle East) in Dubai.