NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MediaLink, an Ascential company, today announced that Trish Shortell has been hired as Managing Director, Executive Search, based in its New York office. Shortell joins the strategic advisory firm from RSR Partners, a boutique search firm where she led the Marketing Services Practice. In her role, she’ll lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO of MediaLink.
“Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on talent-based business structures,” said Kassan. “The breadth of her experience is dynamic, spanning industries from professional services, retail, finance, tech, and healthcare. Coupled with her tenure and impact at WPP over a period of rapid transformation, this multifaceted perspective is a huge asset to industry players seeking the type of bespoke talent their changing businesses require. We’re thrilled to have her diverse skillset at the helm of our executive search practice.”
Shortell’s career spans 25 years in executive search. Prior to her role at RSR Partners, she spent more than a decade at WPP as senior vice president, executive recruiting and talent management. Her earlier recruiting experience comprises both search firm and client-side roles. At Heidrick & Struggles, Shortell executed searches for clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-national corporations, was a training and development faculty member and initiated a firm-wide process for enhancing diversity efforts. She also spent several years at law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. Shortell has served as chairperson of the British American Business Inc. Human Resources Roundtable and has helped establish New York City’s CAPITAL Program, which introduces creative industries to New York’s inner-city, high-potential youths.
“Joining the team at MediaLink was an exciting decision for me in light of the enormous change happening in the media, marketing, entertainment and tech industries now,” said Shortell. “We’re at a moment in time where new entrants are buying and competing with traditional players, and legacy companies are going through constant reinvention. I knew I wanted to be at the epicenter of this world – in many ways, we’re helping to define what leadership looks like for the next generation.”
MediaLink operates at the intersection of media, marketing, advertising, entertainment, technology and finance, delivering companies the advice, partners and opportunities they need to enable change and drive actionable solutions. Unlike any other company in the strategic advisory space, MediaLink helps companies execute in the core areas of revenue acceleration, industry marketing, investor strategy, data and technology solutions, and talent (including retained Executive Search). Founded in 2003 by Michael E. Kassan, MediaLink employs 150+ professionals in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Frankfurt and Berlin. MediaLink is an Ascential company. www.medialink.com
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